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Girl Choir Auditions

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

“Girl Choir is a phenomenal program for budding vocalists to continue developing their abilities with other girls their age. It is a family that you never forget and that never forgets you.”
– Dawn Welling, Girl Choir alum (7 years)

In a typical year, the Lawrence Community Girl Choir program welcomes approximately 300 singers to the choirs. Auditions for the upcoming year are held in late spring. There is no cost to audition, but prior registration is required.

Audition FAQ

2022-23 Audition Schedule

APRIL 13, 2022: Lawrence University has pivoted to yellow-light status following an increase of community COVID-19 cases, requiring everyone to mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Students should arrive at their audition wearing a mask; if guidelines change, we will inform you at your audition that you may remove your mask.
  • Returning Cantabile and Bel Canto Singers: April 22 and 23 (sang with Cantabile/Bel Canto in 2021-22)
  • Primo and Allegretto: May 13 and 14
  • Capriccio and Arioso: May 14 and 20
  • Cantabile and Bel Canto: May 13 and 14

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 they will enter 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.

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Tuition and Financial Assistance

Should your student be offered a spot in the program, tuition prices are as listed below, plus a $19 annual registration fee for all Community Music School programs. Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate need.

  • Primo: $255
  • Allegretto: $319
  • Capriccio: $319
  • Arioso: $382
  • Cantabile: $510
  • Bel Canto: $510

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