How does the audition work?
Email email@example.com to make an appointment. The Music Director auditions each girl, and the process generally takes less than fifteen minutes. Prepared music is not required for auditions. We are currently auditioning for January 2017.
Is there an age limit?
We audition girls from ages 7 through high school. Most start in our Etude program. In some cases, girls with previous musical training can go right into Cantata or Concerto.
Is prior music training necessary?
No. Although prior music experience is helpful, girls will have lessons on music theory and receive vocal training.
What if my daughter or music student doesn't think she's good enough?
If she has a sincere interest, encourage her to audition anyway. Some of our most gifted girls were reluctant to audition because they were afraid they weren’t good enough.
Does my daughter have to give up the school or church choir?
Absolutely not! Girls are encouraged to stay actively involved in all of their other choirs, as well as other activities such as sports and clubs.
What kind of time commitment is necessary?
Etude A practices Mondays from 4:30 to 5:45, Etude B practices Mondays from 6:00 to 7:15, and Etude C practices Fridays from 4:30 to 5:45. The whole group practices the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 to 10:30.
Cantata practices Tuesdays, with the Sopranos rehearsing 4:30 to 5:45, and the Altos rehearsing 6:00 to 7:15. The whole ensemble rehearses every Saturday (except the first of the month) from 9:00 to 10:30.
Concerto practices every Thursday 4:30 to 6:30 and every Saturday from 10:45 to noon.
What is the cost and what if we need assistance with tuition?
Tuition is $1150 for the year (subject to change), with full and partial scholarships available for those in need.