Auditions: Jazz Vocal Group: Female
The High Seas
(Jazz Vocal Group)
The High Seas is an all woman vocal jazz octet directed by Sandy Cressman and
sponsored by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. We're a tight-knit,
fun-loving group which performs challenging, original SSAA arrangements of
standard and "not so standard" jazz and pop tunes. We perform both a cappella
and accompanied (piano or trio), at numerous Bay Area and St. Francis Yacht Club
events. We rehearse Monday evenings, 7-9 PM, at the Yacht Club.
Positions currently available are soprano 1 (principal), alto 1 (alternate)
and alto 2 (alternate). Candidates should have a love of vocal jazz, sight
reading ability, excellent pitch, good showmanship and the ability to sing without
vibrato. Candidates must be able to commit to weekly Monday night rehearsals
as well as performances and occasional extra rehearsals. We're looking for a
good blend with the group, vocal and otherwise.
Auditions will be held at the St. Francis Yacht Club on Monday, May 23, 7-9
PM and possibly one Monday in July if necessary. In addition to singing two
numbers with the group, auditioners are asked to prepare a solo (jazz or show
tune) of their choice. Music and tapes for the group numbers will be provided
If your audition is successful, and after a six month to one year trial
period, High Seas participants may join the St. Francis Yacht Club as Associate
Members. Associate Members enjoy the same privileges as regular Yacht Club
members, but pay reduced dues.
For more information, including photos and sound clips, visit The High Seas
website at www.hiseas.org or contact Jackie Edenholm Pettus:
JPettus@...; (415) 221-3518 (9AM-5PM).