Your CompanyCU Gospel Choir

Auditioning for CUGC

Anyone affiliated with Columbia University - undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, staff or faculty - is welcome to audition for the gospel choir or band. CUGC is always looking for singers and musicians who are passionate about music and ministry.

Auditions can be a scary process, but at CUGC our intention is not to intimidate but to encourage you every step of the way. We want to hear you at your best.


Spring 2017 Auditions
Auditions for the current term will take place in Hamilton Hall from 8 - 11 PM Tuesday, January 17 to Thursday, January 19. You may walk in or request a time slot in advance by emailing

Please arrive at Room 602 at least 10 minutes in advance of your desired time slot to complete a brief information form prior to your audition.

Callbacks are for singers only

Callbacks for the Spring 2017 term will take place Friday, January 20. Time and location details will be provided to selected individuals after auditioning.

During an audition, the CUGC music directors are not just trying to determine singing skills, but also blending ability and vocal range. Singers will have to to:
1. Perform a couple of vocal exercises.
2. Sing a song of their of choice (30-60 seconds).
- If time is limited, the music director(s) may politely interrupt a singer's performance.
- Singers should chose an audition piece that is preferably from the R&B, Soul, Gospel or Christian genres.

When possible, musicians should provide their own instruments
Drummers - A drumkit will be available. Drummers must reserve a time slot in advance by emailing
Pianist/Keyboardists - A simple keyboard will be available on the nights of the auditions.
Other Musicians - Please bring your own instrument(s).