Here are vocal and instrumental groups in South Florida, from Miami to Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach. Most require auditions to join.
For most of these groups, professional music experience is not required. Some require singers and instrumentalists to read music and others do not. Click through to the websites for details on membership requirements and rehearsal times.
- Nova Singers. Community chorus, men and women. Meets in Fort Lauderdale.
- South Florida Jubilee. Women’s a cappella group, affiliated with Sweet Adelines. Meets in Plantation.
- Women of Note. Women’s a cappella group, affiliated with Sweet Adelines. Meets in West Palm Beach.
- BWC Choral Group. All women. Meets in Fort Lauderdale.
- Second Avenue Jewish Chorale. Women and men. Meets in Miami.
- Master Chorale of South Florida. Men and women. Meets in Fort Lauderdale.
- Civic Chorale of Greater Miami. Women and men. Meets in Kendall.
- Miami Collegium Musicum. Women and men, chamber choir. Meets at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.
- Miami Mass Choir. Gospel group of men and women. Meets in Miami Gardens.
- Miami Gay Men’s Chorus. Men. Meets in Coral Gables.
- Gay Men’s Chorus of Fort Lauderdale. Men. Meets in Fort Lauderdale.
For Young Singers
- Florida Singing Sons. Boys ages 7 to 18. Meets in Oakland Park.
- Girl Choir of South Florida. Girls ages 6 to 18. Meets in Fort Lauderdale.
- Miami Children’s Chorus. Boys and girls ages 8 to 18. Meets near South Miami.
- Alhambra Orchestra
- South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble
- Greater Miami Symphonic Band
- New Directions Chamber Winds. Symphonic orchestral music in a chamber wind ensemble setting. Based at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Boca Raton
- New River Orchestra
For Young Instrumentalists
- Greater Miami Youth Symphony. Ages 5 to 18.
Talents Unleashed Groups
- Aureus is for young adults. Auditions begin in April for a summer performance season of an original musical theater style show.
- Vessels of GOLD is a performing group for teens. A homeschooling schedule would be necessary for flexibility. Auditions will open and close in May.
- Vessels Vault is for teens and is primarily dedicated to learning acting for film, videotaping and video editing. Auditions open in May.
- GOLD in Harmony is a show choir for ages 12+. Auditions open in May.
- Acts of GOLD is a new theater group that meets and performs in 3-month increments. Auditions for the fall group open in May.
- Chrysos is a performing group for 9-12 year olds that present original musical theater style shows. They meet in 3-month increments. Auditions for fall open in May.
- Nuggets of GOLD is a performing group for 6-9 year olds that present original musical shows. They meet in 3-month increments. Auditions for fall open in May.
- Memories of GOLD is for performers of all ages who have a heart for the elderly. Music is selected that is most meaningful to our elder population. Auditions are encouraged, but not required.