Singers should possess solo and ensemble experience, strong sight-reading skills, familiarity with common vocal styles, and a desire to sing at the highest level of vocal ensemble performance. Membership in Areté requires a commitment to excellence!

Singers will be asked to audition with:

  • A prepared solo vocal work (art song or aria) in any language
  • Scales and arpeggios demonstrating range and vocal agility
  • Sight reading and tonal memory exercises

Please bring the following to the audition:

  • Choral or vocal resume
  • Photo or headshot

For more information or to schedule an audition, please call (805) 493-3308 or email

General Information

RehersalsBecoming a member of the Areté Vocal Ensemble family will be one of the most rewarding musical experiences you will have as a singer. The opportunity to perform a wide variety of literature with a group of skilled singers will provide each singer and our audience with an unforgettable experience.

Membership requires significant preparation on the part of the singer. Singers are expected to attend rehearsals fully prepared and ready to make music. There are generally 5-6 rehearsals before each concert. Rehearsals are held at California Lutheran University. Additionally, during concert weeks there will be two dress rehearsals.