Auditions

Audition for Children’s Chorus

The Children’s Chorus of Carroll County holds auditions for the following performing groups in August:

  • Les Petites Voix
  • Il Coro Della Bella Voce
  • Cantare Bel Canto I
  • Cantare Bel Canto II

In Person Auditions for the 2021-2022 Chorus Season:

We will hold auditions for the 2021-2022 Choral Season in person on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Arrange an audition time slot through Sign Up Genius by clicking here.

Rising 1st-3rd Graders are to audition between

5-6pm Rising 4th-6th Graders are to audition between

6-7pm Rising 7th-12th Grade are to audition between

Interested New Members, please download, print out, and complete the first page of your Audition form. Take a picture of your audition form and email it to jennamezzo@gmail.com so that we are prepared for your child’s audition.

Audition Details
The Children’s Chorus of Carroll County welcomes all interested children, 0 months through 12th grade. The scope and variety of our programs is tailored to provide skill-appropriate opportunities for all members. Children entering 1st grade in the fall of the following school year, and those who are older, may be eligible for placement in a performing ensemble. Children 0 months-3 years old are welcome to join our Family Music Class where parents are present. Those who will be 4 years old through 1st grade will be in a class designed as an introduction to the world of music and movement.

Audition FAQs

Q. Do I have to live in Carroll County to be in the Chorus?
A. The majority of members are residents of Carroll County, but the Chorus has no residency requirement. We welcome members from all over the immediate Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania area.

Q. What happens at the audition?
A.  After brief introductions of Directors and the auditionee, they will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday.” Next, they may be asked to sing a familiar round, like “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” to determine their melodic independence. (This is not an expectation for the youngest children.) Then there will be a short echo-singing session to ascertain aural pitch matching. An easy game involving reading very simple musical examples is the final activity.

Q. What if my child doesn’t know how to read any music?
A. This would only be asked of older students and the music reading does not determine acceptance into the group. It is a tool for the directors to help determine the level of difficulty for the next season’s pieces.

Q. How long does it take?
A. The time spent with the directors is typically between seven to ten minutes.

Q. Do we need to sign up in advance?
A. Yes, we must ask you to sign up in advance so that we can keep crowds down at the Church. Email us, though, if you are just now finding out about our audition date and are unavailable.

Q. Is there a charge for the audition?
A. The audition is free. If accepted, tuition rates do apply.

Q. Will my child be told that night if he/she is accepted?
A. No. Students will be contacted through email by the end of June or August, depending on when they audition.