The CORO Vocal Artists are comprised of professional vocalists from around the United States. The Vocal Artists engage in live performances and recordings throughout the year. A major focus of the ensemble includes the summer residency with Simpson College and the CORO Summer Choral Festival in Des Moines, IA. During the summer, the vocal artists present full-length concerts led by our Artistic Director, Associate Director, additional guest conductors, and by graduate choral conductors currently pursuing their Master of Music through the unique 3-Summer MM in Choral Conducting program offered in partnership with Simpson College. Finally, the Vocal Artists are the core of the CORO Summer Festival Chorus, a multi-generational ensemble of local Des Moines musicians, brought together to present some of the larger choral repertoire each summer during the festival.
Artists must submit materials by March 16, 2018 for consideration in the 2018 Summer Choral Festival. Artists must be available to be in Des Moines July 11 – 28, 2018.
Submission Materials Guidelines:
A complete CV and professional biography.
Recordings should be of two Classical selections from contrasting time periods. At least one selection must be in a foreign language and one selection should include melismatic passages.
Artists may submit links for recordings found on a professional website, but CV and biography must be included in the initial correspondence.
The CORO Vocal Artists are fully professional and financially compensated for their work. Travel and housing for artists that reside out-of-town is provided.