Frequently Asked Questions
Are singers required to sing any solo parts? I can carry a tune but am not a soloist.
Usually only one of every seven singers will step into a solo role in a given season. Most singers enjoy being part of the collective, in which they only sing the group choral parts.
I don't know how to read music, is that okay?
We typically don't use sheet music, so it's fine if you don't read music.
Can I attend the classes on a drop-in basis?
The choir is a committed series, not a drop-in class. We build our repertoire from week to week, so it's important for singers to make a commitment.
Is it okay if I need to miss one or two of the classes?
Yes, it's fine if you need to miss one or two classes. We practice the same songs in the Point Reyes and Stinson/Bolinas chapters each week, so you can do a make-up session in the other town anytime. If you need to miss an entire week, you'll still be able to sue the website rehearsal area to stay up to speed.
Can I attend the other town's choir chapter?
You can attend either chapter any time as a make-up, or even if you just want to double-up in one week.
What if I can't attend a performance?
The choir is mostly about the enjoyment of singing together each week. Performances are optional. If you can't make it to one it's no problem.
Am I a good enough singer?
All voices are truly welcome in West Marin Choir. The choir is a blend of experienced and inexperienced singers. Many people find that singing in a group helps them to carry the tune more easily. We believe all voices are meant to be heard! We also provide really really good rehearsal recordings so that you can spend extra time practicing at home, which can go a long way toward bolstering your confidence.
Can I join after the series has begun?
Yes, this is usually fine if it's not more 2 or 3 weeks into the season. Please Contact Us if interested.
Can I try it out before committing to the whole series?
New members may attend the first class in the series for free. If you decide to sign up for the full series that day, you will get the early bird rate. We recommend all new members take some time to check out our videos and songs to see if it's a good fit.