Appalachian Men’s Ensemble (AMEn) invites male singers age 16 and up to audition for the 2017-2018 concert season.
Open auditions will be held on Thursday, August 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E Market St, Johnson City. No appointment is necessary; arrive anytime during the hour. Singers should prepare a brief solo (two minute maximum length) that is unaccompanied or self-accompanied. Music can be of any style or genre. Singers that are interested but unable to attend the open audition can schedule an individual appointment with the Artistic Director. Contact AMEn at AppalachianMensEnsemble@gmail.com to schedule an audition appointment or for more information.
The Appalachian Men’s Ensemble 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 cappella 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 times vary but are generally Sunday and Tuesday 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.