The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, New Mexico’s premier professional chamber choir, performs with an ensemble of 24 singers in two concert seasons: summer and winter, along with occasional shoulder season performances and tours. Summer and winter seasons are contracted separately. Singers receive concert and rehearsal fees, travel expenses, per diem and lodging.

Audition Requirements

Applicants should include the following elements in their audition materials:

  • Current musical resume/CV
  • Photo/Headshot
  • References who can speak to your experience/qualifications in a professional chamber choir
  • Two solo vocal works prepared in contrasting styles, one being an early music piece composed before 1750

Live Auditions

Live auditions are held in Santa Fe when the Artistic Director is in town, and are encouraged whenever possible. However, all applicants will be given full consideration. We require a pre-screening for all live auditions. To schedule a live audition please email the “recorded audition” requirements to Kyle Nielsen.

Recorded Auditions

Recorded auditions are welcomed on a rolling basis at any time. If you are sending in a recorded audition, please note that you will also need to send additional recorded materials as listed here: SFDC audition excerpts

Materials may be sent to Kyle Nielsen via email. The subject line should read AUDITION MATERIALS: (First Name, Last name, Voice Part).