Mastersingers takes card payments online to make paying membership dues easy!
Dues are necessary to partially defray the cost of the music, director, accompanist and other expenses. Dues for the fall semester are $55.00 per person; dues for spring semester are $30.00 per person, or $75.00 per person for the full year. Make your check payable to “Mastersingers” and give it to our Treasurer, Frank Vickers.
If the requirement of paying dues makes it impossible for you to participate in Mastersingers, you may submit a written request for a dues waiver to the Mastersingers Board of Directors. Requests may be mailed to Mastersingers at TTU, P.O. Box 5045, Cookeville, TN 38505, or may be given to any board member.
TTU students who are enrolled in Mastersingers as a class are not required to pay dues.
REHEARSALS & ATTENDANCE
Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at 7 P.M. and usually lasts two hours. Practice takes place in Room 101 (Band Room) on the bottom floor of the Bryan Fine Arts Building on the Tennessee Tech campus in Cookeville, TN. Always bring a pencil and your music to each rehearsal.
Attendance at all rehearsals is expected. According to the Mastersingers by-laws, you must attend at least 80% of rehearsals to participate in our concerts. If you cannot attend all of the rehearsals, you will need to demonstrate competency of the concert music to the director.
Women should wear their Mastersingers black concert dress, black shoes, black hose, and a strand of pearls. If you are new or require another dress, our Membership Chair will order one for you. You will be responsible for the cost of the dress and the cost for alterations. TTU students who are enrolled in Mastersingers as a class are not required to buy their dress. Students will be responsible for returning the dress at the end of the class. Please limit jewelry to concert pearls and small earrings. Pearls will be provided for those who don’t have them.
Men should wear a black tuxedo with white formal shirt, black bow tie, black cummerbund, black shoes, and black socks. Please avoid vests. Red bow ties for our Christmas concerts will be made available for those who don’t own one.
We use black folders for our concerts. You may buy your own or borrow one from the Librarian. Please return borrowed folders at the end of the semester. Kathy Howard will assist you with this matter.
Please do not use perfumes, colognes, aftershaves or scented hair sprays as they cause problems for persons with allergies. Thank you for your cooperation. We should look as good as we sound!
Download Tech’s campus map here. Practice and concerts take place in the Byran Fine Arts (BFA) building on N. Dixie Avenue.
Download an extra copy of the membership information handout here.