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Audition Information:

Auditions for Fall 2024 will be held on August 13 & 24. Times and locations will be announced soon. Auditioners need to prepare a song of their choice. 

Zia Singers is an all-women chorus that rehearses every Tuesday afternoon from 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm. Rehearsal will begin on September 3, 2024. We perform two annual concert series, one in January and one in May or June.

    To join our chorus, please contact the Audition Mama, Barbara Reider, by phone at 505-986-0541 or email her at [email protected]Other audition times can also be arranged with Barbara if there is a conflict with the scheduled audition date.


    Mission Statement:

    Zia Singers promotes joy by championing the love and craft of women's choral music through public performances, education, and outreach.


    A community chorus of women of all ages with a wide range of prior musical experience, Zia Singers

    • fosters creative expression through singing;
    • strives for musical excellence through the process of continued learning;
    • inspires interest in the choral arts through performance;
    • builds bridges and camaraderie among its members, audiences, and the public.



    Zia Singers, a Santa Fe women’s choral ensemble, originated as a group of voice students of singer and voice teacher Marilyn Barnes. Founded in 1993, the first group of women met in Marilyn’s living room to sing for their love of making music together. The choir continued under the direction of Kenneth Knight from 2003 through 2011, when conductor Dr. Karen Marrolli took the baton. After her departure in 2015, Interim director Cora Harms led us in singing until we hired our Aaron Howe in January 2016. Aaron served as artistic director through the spring of 2024 when Zia Singers welcomed John Tiranno as their new director. Over the years, the group has grown into a performing ensemble of 50 voices, which offers performances twice a year to the public.

    Singing for the Love of Music:

    Zia Singers rehearse on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.; the location is to be determined. Each member pays annual dues and the cost of their music. We are open to all women, 18 years and up, after a brief, simple audition.

    In 2016, Zia Singers applied for and were granted 501c3 non-profit status. We are now eligible to receive tax-deductible donations!


    We look forward to meeting you and hearing you!