Heart of Carolina A Cappella welcomes all men and women of good character of any race, creed or background with a desire to sing solid harmony. Any background with an emphasis on singing is great but not required. Although helpful, the ability to sight-read music is not a requirement for the audition or membership - we utilize pre-recorded learning tracks of our entire repertoire.
HCA is an auditioned chorus. If you have an interest in singing with us, our director and music team will work with you to evaluate your voice and musical skills, and determine your voice part placement.
It's a simple process for anyone who wishes to try out for HCA.
To audition, you’ll be asked to sing several vocal exercises and patterns that will help us determine your range, tone quality, and pitch accuracy & memory.
Then we ask that you learn a barbershop tag, a dramatic variation put in the last section of the song, on your specific voice part which you will sing in either a quartet or VLQ. Our director and music team will be listening for correct words and notes as well as good vocal tone that will determine part independence and how your sound will blend with the chorus. You will be allowed to use sheet music during the audition.
Final decision is made by the Director in conjunction with the Music Team.
Visitors Always Welcome
Walk-in visitors are always welcome at HCA, but please do not plan to audition on your first visit unless arranged with the director beforehand. If you have questions, or would like more information about our group, please contact us using the information found at the bottom of our website.