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A vocal ensemble located in the Portland, Oregon area.

Versatile Vocalist Wanted

Looking for a fun vocal group where you can expand and grow your musical talents? Trouble with Trebles Vocal Ensemble is looking for YOU! Audition today!

Trouble with Trebles (TWT) Vocal Ensemble is searching for a versatile vocalist interested in giving the very best for each rehearsal and every performance. We take pride in ensuring a positive experience for those who attend our performances and we ask that you do the same. We will challenge you with interesting music, a collaborative and supportive environment, and plenty of learning and growth.

Musical requirements:

  • Capability to sing alternate parts to improve group balance and versatility
  • Ability to sing a flexible range from First Alto to First Soprano
  • Proficiency in reading music
  • Experience performing in a small vocal ensemble
  • Ability to maintain pitch and blend in a variety of musical styles
  • Ability to perform and maintain stage presence
  • Capability to memorize music for performances (we are off-book for most of our music)

Commitment requirements:

  • Willingness to learn, be flexible, and adapt
  • Ability to work in a group/team environment
  • Aptitude in interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to attend (most) rehearsals (currently Saturdays, 4 to 6 – rehearsal dates/times are subject to change)
  • Ability to meet deadlines and practice on your own time (or ask for help if you need it)
  • Must be able to appear for most performances (we have around 15 per year)
  • Willingness to help with set-up and tear-down before and after performances (this is a group effort)
  • Willingness to obtain ensemble attire and accessories to reflect the theme of the show and the style of the group

Preferred (but not required):

  • First Soprano range; if this is not you that’s okay – we are willing to work with the right person
  • Creativity – music ideas, collaboration, choreography, and staging ideas
  • Ability to sing parts by ear or on the fly

How to audition

Our audition process:

  1. Contact us to schedule your audition (click the button below to go to our contact page, and send us a message indicating interest).
  2. Review and prepare yourself as noted below:

Be prepared for the following:

  • You will sing “America the Beautiful” as a solo – your most comfortable key is fine (we will provide piano accompaniment)
  • There is a short pitch-matching/memory exercise
  • You will sight read, and perform with the group, our arrangement of “Bridge over Troubled Water”
  • You will sing with the group “Bridge over Troubled Water” without anyone else singing your part