Appalachian Men’s Ensemble (AMEn) invites male singers to join them for the remaining concert of their 2016-2017 concert season. Open auditions will be held on Tuesday, April 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E Market St, Johnson City. No appointment is necessary; arrive anytime. Singers should prepare a brief solo (two minute maximum length) that is unaccompanied or self-accompanied.
Music can be of any style. If you are interested but unable to attend the open audition, individual appointments can be scheduled with the Artistic Director. Contact AMEn at AppalachianMensEnsemble@gmail.com to schedule an audition appointment or for more information.
AMEn is an all-male vocal ensemble of auditioned voices from throughout the greater Tri-Cities area. The group is dedicated to performing a wide range of choral repertoire – both sacred and secular – from the late Middles Ages to the present. AMEn’s programming and presentation of music is vast and varied, featuring a capella pieces, accompanied songs, rock and pop arrangements, and classical works from a variety of cultures. AMEn is unique in its formation and execution, representing one of the few American male choral ensembles of its size to perform music of such a demanding caliber while also programming popular arrangements and familiar standards. The group rehearses in a three week period prior to each concert. Rehearsal time vary but are generally Tuesday and Thursday evenings. AMEn was founded in the fall of 2013. Dr. Alan Stevens is the Artistic Director. Stevens is also currently the Associate Director of Choral Activities at East Tennessee State University.