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Auditions

Auditions for the 2019-2020 season have concluded.

 

Please reach out to us at allchildrenschorus@gmail.com with any questions. 

Audition Information

 

We offer a friendly audition process and strive to make each child's audition a worthwhile experience while being as welcoming and encouraging as possible.  Children are asked to sing a prepared song of their choice.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my child prepare for the audition?


1. Singers should be prepared to sing one of the following songs a cappella (without accompaniment) privately for the Artistic and Assistant Director.

 

Row Row Row Your Boat

My Country ‘tis of Thee     

America the Beautiful        

2. Singers should be prepared to participate in a mock rehearsal with other singers.  During the mock rehearsal, the directors will be looking for rehearsal etiquette, pitch matching, ear training, music literacy skills, and tone quality/ability to blend in an ensemble.  

Who is accepted into the chorus?  

  • We are looking for singers whose voices sound healthy, who have a good sense of pitch, who are focused and pay attention in their audition, and who are willing to commit wholeheartedly to the group.


When will we receive audition results?  

  • You will be notified of your child's choir placement within two weeks after the audition. 

Is prior experience/training necessary?  

  • No prior experience is necessary for the Training Chorus.  Most members of the Treble Chorus and Chamber Singers have had some prior singing experience in a chorus or through voice lessons.

Membership Qualifications

 

Training Chorus:  Membership is by audition for children in 2nd grade and older with unchanged treble voices.  This chorus is for those children who are new to singing and reading music. Children should be able to read before joining the Training Chorus.

 

Treble Chorus:  Membership is by audition for children in 4th grade and older with unchanged treble voices.  Singers should have some musical experience before entering Treble Chorus. 

 

Chamber Singers:  Membership is by audition for children in 8-12 grade with changed, changing, or unchanged voices.  Consideration for membership is based on previous choral experience, vocal technique and excellent sight-reading ability.  

 

2019-2020 Rehearsal information:

Rehearsals are held each Tuesday from September through June at West Annapolis Elementary School 505 Melvin Ave. Annapolis, MD 21401.  Rehearsals include music reading, aural skills, sight-singing, vocal training, and performance preparation.  

 

Our 2019-2020 Rehearsal Schedule is as follows: 

Training Chorus rehearses from 5:30-6:30 PM

Treble Chorus rehearses from 6:30-7:45 PM

Chamber Singers rehearses from 7:45-9:00 PM

Tuition & Fundraising Requirement

ACCA is committed to offering an affordable choral music education to our singers. Tuition is per child for the entire season (September-June).  In addition to tuition, families are also required to participate in a sponsorship fundraising drive. Tuition Assistance and Payment Plans are available if needed.  

Registration Fee: $25 per family

Training Chorus Yearly Tuition $350
Treble Chorus and Chamber Singers Yearly Tuition $500

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