Dunava does not have any openings for singers at this time. If you want to find out when a spot opens up in the future, contact Dina at dinatrageser(at)gmail.com.
What are Balkan folk songs like?
That’s too big of a question to answer quickly. If you’ve never heard the Bulgarian women’s choirs, Croatian
Klapa, Greek polyphonic songs, Albanian wedding music — well, we encourage you to find all those things on YouTube. A good place to start is our YouTube channel, so you can get an idea of what we do!
When and where do you rehearse?
Our regular rehearsals are Wednesday evenings between 7 and 9:30 p.m., usually in the living room
of one of our members in the Puget Sound area.
Do you memorize all your songs?
Yes, we strive to have all songs memorized when we perform. But we realize it can be challenging
and takes time, so we usually allow for plenty of memorization time before concerts.
Will I perform right away?
Yes and no. Usually there is a six-month “ramp up” period, where you will learn the
repertoire. If there are performances in that time, you would only perform the songs that you have fully prepared. Depending on your dedication and energy, that could be a couple songs — or
How often do you perform?
It varies. Spring and Fall tend to be busier for us, but on average
we’ll have one “gig” a month. We’ll do full concerts once or twice a year, and shorter sets at festivals or smaller venues. We also hold workshops
about once a year, and do showcases at local libraries.
What should I sing for my audition?
Any song you like — it doesn’t have to be Balkan. We want to hear your tone, range, and general
technique. Sing something you love, in any genre!
How old do I have to be?
We’ve never had anyone younger than 22, but would take anyone with a driver’s license, a flexible
schedule, and the willingness and ability to commit to all rehearsals and gigs.