I'm a freshman in college, and I haven't sung in a choir since grade school. Well, a friend of mine convinced me to audition for Concert Choir. I was accepted as a 2nd alto. Anyhow, on my first day of Concert Choir (I added a week into the class), sheet music for Handel's Messiah was handed out. Aaaaand... I'm slightly overwhelmed. I think part of the problem is that I don't trust my voice because I'm not sure what to do with it because it's so low. Like, in some cases I'm more comfortable singing with the basses than the altos. Do any of the other alto 2s have that problem? For example, when I auditioned, the professor is male and he sang a scale and told me to sing it back. I sang it right back in bass rather than alto. He brought in a second alto (the girl who convinced me to join choir, in fact) to sing it with me, and then I did just fine.
It's so odd, though. Unless I'm parroting a female, my voice doesn't naturally want to go that high.
I'm rambling now, but yeah, that's pretty much me as an alto and a member of this community. I'm new to this place and to singing. Tracy Chapman low and unsure of what I should even sound like.