1 ~ Membership
Membership in the Minnesota Mormon Chorale is voluntary and is an agreement to fully participate in all rehearsals and performances of the choir. You need not be a member of the church to participate. However, all choir members are strongly encouraged to live the standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2 ~ Music
All music belongs to the MN Mormon Chorale unless otherwise noted. Members are assigned a library number, and all of their music will be marked with that number (exceptions can be confirmed with the librarian). Any music exchanges during the semester are made in accordion folders in which your slot is marked with your number. Members are responsible for their music. Do not use pens, highlighters, three-hole punches, or anything else that will permanently mark the music. At the beginning of the semester, members will be asked to provide a deposit of $30 in exchange for their music. The deposit will be returned at the end of the semester in exchange for the music. Music is due at the last concert unless otherwise noted, and any late music will forfeit the deposit.
Music from the Chorale library can be loaned out to stake and ward choirs. Every effort should be made to keep the music safe, and lost or damaged parts must be replaced.
3 ~ Rehearsals
All rehearsals are important! A typical rehearsal begins with a spiritual thought and prayer, warm-ups, sectionals and closes with SATB rehearsal. Always bring a pencil to mark your music. We are implementing a new sectional schedule this semester. Sectionals will meet for the first five rehearsals of the semester, after which all remaining rehearsals will be in SATB. All members are responsible for having all notes, rhythms and entrances learned by the semester deadline. Section leaders are responsible to rehearse their section during the first five weeks to ensure their section is prepared. A section leader may hold additional rehearsals outside of choir for their section, if needed.
4 ~ Practice at Home
This season’s music is fun and also challenging! Our time together is short so we must limit time in sectionals and time spent “plunking out parts” in SATB rehearsal. Members are expected to practice outside of rehearsal for at least one hour per week. Individual sections are welcome and encouraged to rehearse together outside of the Chorale’s main rehearsal time at the discretion of their section leader. In the future, the MIDI files will also be available for practice use on the website under Members’ Area.
5 ~ Communication/Announcements
Please check the MMC blog for updates, assignments, listening examples, helpful links and pictures:
There is a short time between sectionals and SATB rehearsal for important announcements. If you have an announcement, please give it to the president before rehearsal begins.
6 ~ Tardiness Policy
The professional habit of arriving early for rehearsal is strongly encouraged. At the very minimum, rehearsals must begin on time with everyone present and in their seats. If you know you will be late, call the director or president before 5 pm and it will be excused.
We understand that things come up so we have built in some flexibility for those instances. Please review the following guidelines: