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Essential Voices USA Announces Auditions

August 8, 2016

Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) will hold auditions for their volunteer singers, for their 2016-2017 season, on August 24, 2016 (6:00-8:30PM). The group will sing four performances this fall, during The New York Pops Carnegie Hall Subscription series (The Musical World of Lerner and Loewe, the two performances of Make the Season Bright, and during the annual holiday family concert, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas). In the spring, EVUSA will sing in a Composer Speaks performance at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

Email Jared Glazer, audition coordinator, at to schedule an audition. Singers should prepare a classical song or aria & a musical theater selection; they will be asked to sight read at the audition.


Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) is widely regarded as one of New York’s preeminent choral ensembles. It comprises a highly talented roster of both seasoned professionals and auditioned volunteers. Within this group, Clurman has created a dynamic choral model in which the size of the ensemble is dictated by the unique needs of each project. EVUSA performs regularly on the Carnegie Hall subscription series with The New York Pops and at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. The ensemble has recorded three critically acclaimed Sono Luminus CDs, performed on NBC’s national broadcasts of the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting and on Macy’s Fireworks on NBC television, and has performed numerous premieres by America’s finest composers on their Composer Speaks series. A highlight of the 2012–2013 season was EVUSA’s participation in the Presidential Inaugural activities, including a sing-along of the “Sing Out, Mr. President” song cycle at the “Church of the Presidents” in Washington, D.C. The ensemble’s CD Celebrating the American Spirit was also featured on NPR on President Obama’s Inauguration Day for 2013.

Jared Glazer, Audition Coordinator (to schedule an audition)

Cecilia Oh, Audition Manager