If you are an experienced singer with a love of great choral music, we hope you will be interested in becoming a member of Marin Oratorio at the College of Marin.
Chorus members who are new, or returning after an absence of a year or more should first submit an Application for Admission to the College of Marin, before enrolling for Marin Oratorio, a CREDIT class at the College of Marin, Kentfield Campus. Students should apply for Admission for a credit class on line at http://www1.marin.edu/apply; continuing students may skip this step.
There will be no pre-registration for Marin Oratorio this semester.
Continuing, returning, and aspiring chorus members should attend the first rehearsal on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 PM in Room 72 in the Performing Arts Building. Aspiring members will be directed to an audition prior to enrollment. Everyone else should come to our Registration Table in the back of the room. You will be given a yellow enrollment card containing all the numbers which apply to you (hopefully). Auditors will be given a white card. You will be given your personal ADD Code for this class. You will be asked to complete the card with your address, COM MOO number, phone, and signature. Then you will have 3 options:
If you are taking additional classes, you may add them to the same yellow card, and pay for additional units, $46 per unit. You will need ADD Codes for all classes.
It is our aim to make this process as quick and easy, so we can get on to singing ASAP.
Continuing and Returning students are advised to visit their Student Portal at http://mycom.marin.edu if you wish to check how many semesters you have already used the various enrollment numbers, and make sure your account is up to date. If you didn't change your password in January, 2016, you must begin by choosing "First Time User;" you will be guided through setting a new password. If you have forgotten your ID and Password, you may use the Forgot Username or Forgot Password links, which will also reactivate an inactive account, or you may choose FAQ for ways to make personal contact.
(1) Marin Oratorio members for whom this is among their first 4 semesters should enroll for CRN 12629 (MUSIC 169, Marin Oratorio) 1.5 units.
(2) Marin Oratorio members who have already taken Music 169 four times should enroll for CRN 11854 (MUSIC 262, LARGE ENSEMBLE TECHNIQUES/Jarrell), which may be taken 4 times for 1.5 units.
(3) Marin Oratorio members who have taken Music 169 and Music 262 for 4 semesters each may be granted Auditor Status for Music 169 by the director. This requires a petition (the first time only) and a white Auditor card. Details will be given in class. The fee is $38.50 for those who qualify to Auditors. (Fees are subject to change. Check this space.)
Members are expected to purchase their own music at the first rehearsal. Repertoire for this semester: Handel: Dixit Dominus, Schirmer edition, and Ode for St. Cecilia's Day. Cost:$35, which included study materials
Marin Oratorio is an auditioned ensemble. Auditions will be held by the director at the first and second rehearsals. For the Spring semester, 2016, the first rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, January 25. Potential new members should come at 7:00 PM for an opening rehearsal, followed by auditions at 9:30 PM. There will also be some time for auditions between 7 and 7:30. Choristers are expected to demonstrate pleasant tone quality, accuracy of pitch, and basic sight reading ability. It is the general policy of the director to accept all who qualify, although he may start a wait list for some sections, if there is an imbalance. Continuing members are not required to re-audition, if their participation has been continuous.
Marin Oratorio rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 10:00 PM, from late August through early December, and from mid-January through mid-May. Additional rehearsal activities will be announced, to take place 6:30 to 7:30. Rehearsals are ordinarily held in Room 72 of the Performing Arts Building on the Kentfield Campus of COM.
GRADES: You will receive a letter grade, unless you indicate that you would prefer PASS/NoPASS "Grade Mode". Sorry, we cannot do this for you in class. You may handle this on line or at the Admissions Office. You will need your COM M00 number, and the ADD Code from your yellow card. Those who are using Auditor status will receive no grade and no credit.