Four Allegretto singers wearing concert uniform dresses smile and pose with their arms around each other

Girl Choir Auditions: 2021-22 Season

Eligibility: students entering grades 3-12 who identify as female

We look forward to sharing the 2021-22 season of Girl Choir with the young musicians in our community! We are planning a return to in-person singing that aligns with health and safety guidelines for all ages; please visit our COVID-19 Protocol page for the most current safety information for the 2021-22 academic year.

Audition requests are closed for the season.
 

Click through the headings below for more information.

General
  • There is no cost to audition.
  • Singers are asked to audition only if they are willing to make a commitment to the Girl Choir for the entire academic year.
    • Please discuss, as a family, whether or not weekly Girl Choir rehearsals fit your schedule before requesting an audition. Choirs meet for rehearsal one day every week, September-December and January-March. 
  • Singers are expected to participate in a curricular (during the school day, for credit) performing musical ensemble when available; Girl Choir should not substitute for curricular music programs.
  • Once your audition is scheduled, no changes will be allowed.
  • For more information on Girl Choir teaching philosophy and placement, please click here.
Please note that registration in a Community Music School program indicates understanding and acceptance of our guidelines.
 
Choirs
  • Students currently enrolled in Girl Choir will be sent a recommendation from the Community Music School letting them know for which choir they will audition. 
  • Students new to the program should audition for the choir that reflects the grade in which they will be in the fall, per the table below.
Choir Grade
Primo 3 or 4
Allegretto 5
Capriccio and Arioso 6, 7, or 8
Cantabile 9 or 10
Bel Canto

11 or 12


Click the choir names above for more information, including curriculum notes and rehearsal times.
 

Audition Requirements
Day of Audition
  • Please dress comfortably. It is not necessary to dress up for the audition.
  • If a singer has allergies or a slight cold, please come to the audition anyway.  Unless she is feverish or experiencing nausea, plan to attend the audition. The teacher-conductors who hear the auditions can assess in most cases of congestion or illness.
  • Following our COVID-19 safety protocol, only (masked) students will be allowed into the building; parents/guardians and other family members must wait outside. Community Music School staff will be available to help guide the singer to and from the correct room.
  • Complete audition requirements can be found here. During the audition, teacher-conductors will give singers their starting note for the following pieces. Click the links below to hear the starting notes to practice:

 

Tuition & Financial Assistance

There is no cost to audition for Girl Choir. Should your student be offered a spot in the program, tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need; click here for more information.

In addition to the tuition prices below, there is a $19 annual registration fee for all Community Music School programs.

  • Primo: $248
  • Allegretto: $310
  • Capriccio: $310
  • Arioso: $370
  • Cantabile: $495
  • Bel Canto: $495

 

FAQ

Allegretto singers singing at a concert; Ragazze singers hugging each other and smiling at the camera; Bel Canto singers singing at a concert while smiling and interacting with one another