Cleveland Pops Chorus with Director William Zurkey will be holding auditions for new members for its upcoming 2019-2020 concert season

Auditions will be held one day only – Thursday, August 22, 2019 – from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in room G-17 of the Music and Communications Building, Cleveland State University, downtown campus.

The Cleveland Pops Chorus is a membership organization that performs with maestro Carl Topilow and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at numerous concerts and events throughout the Orchestra’s concert season. Most performances will take place at Severance Hall and Playhouse Square Center. The chorus will rehearse on most Monday evenings from September through May.

Singers (ages 18 and up) wishing to audition must have previous choral experience and demonstrate good tone quality and sight-reading skills. Applicants will be asked to prepare a solo that best demonstrates their vocal skills.

Bring sheet music to the audition. No accompanist will be provided.

Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call Gordon Petitt at 216-765-7677 or email him at

You must fill out the audition form and attach it to your email.