Auditions are typically held the first two rehearsals of each concert cycle (September, January, April). Our director prefers that the prospective singer attend the 7 p.m. rehearsal and sing with the part they are most comfortable with. After the rehearsal, he will interview the singer and check for range. The ability to sightread music is preferred, but exceptions are made. The annual fee is $50, generally waived for students. Scholarships may be available based upon need. PBS usually provides music, but occasionally singers may be asked to purchase music. All ages are encouraged to audition. In the past we have had singers from ages 10 to 89 singing in one concert. Anyone interested in auditioning can email PenBaySingers@gmail.com. The group is always in need of bass/baritone and tenors.
The Penobscot Bay Singers Music Director is Richard M. Dostie, a charter member of the group, a native of Fairfield, Maine, and graduate of Middlebury College where he studied organ and conducting with Emory M. Fanning. He now resides in Fairfield. He has served a number of churches in Maine as organist and choir director, and is now at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Waterville, Maine. He has also appeared as pianist, organist and harpsichordist with performing groups at Colby College. An accomplished jazz musician, he has much experience in music theater as well.