Audition for Children’s Chorus
The Children’s Chorus of Carroll County holds auditions for the following performing groups in May:
- Les Petites Voix
- Il Coro Della Bella Voce
- Cantare Bel Canto I
- Cantare Bel Canto II
To save time, please download, print out, and complete the first page of your Audition form. Bring both pages with you to your audition. (Extra copies will still be available at the audition.)
Auditions for the 2019-2020 Season:
The Children’s Chorus of Carroll County welcomes all interested children, kindergarten through 12th grade. The scope and variety of our programs is tailored to provide skill-appropriate opportunities for all members. Children entering 2nd grade in the fall of the following school year, and those who are older, may be eligible for placement in a performing ensemble. Those entering kindergarten or 1st grade will be in a class designed as an introduction to the world of music and movement.
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. A small group of children will be escorted into the audition room where they will meet several Chorus directors. After brief introductions, the entire group will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” to Mickey Mouse. 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. 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. No, but do come on-time or a bit early. There is paperwork to be completed before the actual audition.
Q. Is there a charge for the audition?
A. The audition is free.
Q. Will my child be told that night if he/she is accepted?
A. No. Acceptance and Wait List Students will be contacted through email by mid June. Students who are not ready for membership will receive notice in the US mail.