Auditions for Philadelphia Girls Choir!

Full Choir

How does the audition work?

Auditions will be held at Merion Elementary School (549 S. Bowman Avenue, Merion Station) on Monday, February 26th, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Auditions are for students in grades 1-5. Singers will be heard on a first-come, first-served basis and are welcome to leave after their audition or stay to support the other students auditioning.

The Music Director auditions each singer individually, usually for a few minutes per singer. Prepared music is not required for auditions, though we usually like to hear each student sing a short song to give them a chance to shine. The rest of the time will be spent with simple vocal exercises taught during the session.

To sign-up for an audition, click here.

Within two weeks of the audition, families will be notified by e-mail whether or not their child has been called for a final audition in Center City. Our headquarters are located on the northern Avenue of the Arts corridor (Broad & Spring Garden), and house our rehearsal spaces, voice studios, small performance spaces and administrative offices. The location is highly visible and easily accessible by car and public transportation as well as placing the Choirs in close proximity to Center City. There is a fee for singers who enter the program, and financial aid is available to everyone who qualifies.

For more information about final auditions and the choir, click here.

Philadelphia Girls Choir Performing In Europe

Click here to see a recent video of the Philadelphia Girls Choir!

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The Choir

Philadelphia Girls Choir is a fun and educational choral experience for young singers in the Greater Philadelphia Area. PGC provides a comprehensive music education based upon the renowned Kodály Method. Nathan Wadley, music director of Philadelphia Girls Choir, teaches through the study of folk music and classical works. Divided into four distinct groups, Philadelphia Girls Choir provides the best fit for anyone who participates.

Motif

Our training group, Motif, works on the fundamentals of reading music and vocal technique. They have an annual recital in January, then join the rest of the choirs in the Spring Concert.

Etude

Our youngest performing group, Etude, studies the basics of music theory and performance. They also have a musical theme to guide them throughout the year.

Cantata

Our intermediate group, Cantata, continues their musical development with more challenging repertoire. Vocal technique is more important for members of this group. Through local concerts and appearances, Cantata members develop confidence and learn what it means to be a performer.

Concerto

Our most experienced group, Concerto, is the premier performing ensemble of the Philadelphia Girls Choir. Rehearsals offer increasingly difficult and exciting repertoire. The singers work on musicianship exercises that are designed to fine tune both the ear and the voice.

Moorestown Auditions

Moorestown Auditions for Philadelphia Girls Choir

Wednesday, June 21st – Mary Roberts Elementary School

To sign up for an audition, click here.
The Philadelphia Girls Choir is looking for children who have musical and vocal potential, not necessarily a polished performance. Auditions are for singers in grades 1 through 3, but once accepted into the choir, they can be invited to remain in the program and eventually join the top tier choir through 12th grade.  Auditions will take place in the music room at Mary Roberts Elementary School (290 Crescent Avenue) on Wednesday, June 21 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm.

The audition is very low-key. No musical training or preparation is necessary. Each girl may be asked to sing a simple song that she knows and some intuitive singing exercises. Within two weeks after the audition, we will contact each parent by e-mail to let you know if your daughter can proceed to a callback audition at our facility in Philadelphia.

For more information about summer callback auditions, click here: https://www.phillygirlschoir.org/final-audition/

There is a fee for all those who enter the program, and financial aid is available to everyone who qualifies.

Our rehearsal spaces, voice studios, and offices are located on the northern Avenue of the Arts corridor (Broad & Spring Garden). The location is highly visible and easily accessible by car and public transportation.

Sign Up for Audition

Complete this online form to sign up for an audition.

Organizational Background

Music opens a window to the beauty of the world.  At Philadelphia Girls Choir, we see music as the central piece in a cultural jigsaw puzzle. Through music, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our community and our world.

Philadelphia Girls Choir was founded as an after-school music education program for girls 7 and older in 2012. The program grew quickly to 200 girls and they are split into three choirs depending on age, musical proficiency and maturity. Admission is by audition only. All programs include performance opportunities: e.g. Etude, the youngest choir, has sung at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and at One World Trade Center in Manhattan; Cantata at the National Constitution Museum and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, as well as on tour in Belgium and the Netherlands. Concerto, the most proficient singers, have performed internationally at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Musikverein in Vienna and locally for Philadelphia Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Philadelphia Girls Choir takes a holistic approach to choral music. PGC relates singing, musicianship, and choral performance to the broader human experience through art, drama, history, and cultural diversity. Each year, the Choir’s repertoire has a core idea that relates to experiences the girls will have throughout the year, including visiting museums, attending performances, and performing in locations that are tied to the core repertoire.

Holiday Concert at Temple University

Medford Auditions

Auditions at Cranberry Pines Elementary School


Thursday, June 15th

To sign up for an audition, click here.
The Philadelphia Girls Choir is looking for children who have musical and vocal potential, not necessarily a polished performance. Auditions are for singers in grades 1 through 5, but once accepted into the choir, they can be invited to remain in the program and eventually join the top tier choir through 12th grade. Auditions will take place at school during the day on Thursday, June 15th.

The audition is very low-key. No musical training or preparation is necessary. Each girl may be asked to sing a simple song that she knows and some intuitive singing exercises. Within two weeks after the audition, we will contact each parent by e-mail to let you know if your daughter can proceed to a callback audition at our facility in Philadelphia.

For more information about summer callback auditions, click here: https://www.phillygirlschoir.org/final-audition/

There is a fee for all those who enter the program, and financial aid is available to everyone who qualifies.

Our rehearsal spaces, voice studios, and offices are located on the northern Avenue of the Arts corridor (Broad & Spring Garden). The location is highly visible and easily accessible by car and public transportation.

Sign Up for Audition

Complete this online form to sign up for an audition.

Organizational Background

Music opens a window to the beauty of the world.  At Philadelphia Girls Choir, we see music as the central piece in a cultural jigsaw puzzle. Through music, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our community and our world.

Philadelphia Girls Choir was founded as an after-school music education program for girls 7 and older in 2012. The program grew quickly to 200 girls and they are split into three choirs depending on age, musical proficiency and maturity. Admission is by audition only. All programs include performance opportunities: e.g. Etude, the youngest choir, has sung at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and at One World Trade Center in Manhattan; Cantata at the National Constitution Museum and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, as well as on tour in Belgium and the Netherlands. Concerto, the most proficient singers, have performed internationally at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Musikverein in Vienna and locally for Philadelphia Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Philadelphia Girls Choir takes a holistic approach to choral music. PGC relates singing, musicianship, and choral performance to the broader human experience through art, drama, history, and cultural diversity. Each year, the Choir’s repertoire has a core idea that relates to experiences the girls will have throughout the year, including visiting museums, attending performances, and performing in locations that are tied to the core repertoire.

Holiday Concert at Temple University

Garrettford

Auditions at Garrettford Elementary School


Friday, June 9th

To sign up for an audition, click here.
The Philadelphia Girls Choir is looking for children who have musical and vocal potential, not necessarily a polished performance. Auditions are for singers in grades 1 through 5, but once accepted into the choir, they can be invited to remain in the program and eventually join the top tier choir through 12th grade. Auditions will take place at school during the day on Friday, June 9th.

The audition is very low-key. No musical training or preparation is necessary. Each girl may be asked to sing a simple song that she knows and some intuitive singing exercises. Within two weeks after the audition, we will contact each parent by e-mail to let you know if your daughter can proceed to a callback audition at our facility in Philadelphia.

For more information about summer callback auditions, click here: https://www.phillygirlschoir.org/final-audition/

There is a fee for all those who enter the program, and financial aid is available to everyone who qualifies.

Our rehearsal spaces, voice studios, and offices are located on the northern Avenue of the Arts corridor (Broad & Spring Garden). The location is highly visible and easily accessible by car and public transportation.

Sign Up for Audition

Complete this online form to sign up for an audition.

Organizational Background

Music opens a window to the beauty of the world.  At Philadelphia Girls Choir, we see music as the central piece in a cultural jigsaw puzzle. Through music, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our community and our world.

Philadelphia Girls Choir was founded as an after-school music education program for girls 7 and older in 2012. The program grew quickly to 200 girls and they are split into three choirs depending on age, musical proficiency and maturity. Admission is by audition only. All programs include performance opportunities: e.g. Etude, the youngest choir, has sung at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and at One World Trade Center in Manhattan; Cantata at the National Constitution Museum and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, as well as on tour in Belgium and the Netherlands. Concerto, the most proficient singers, have performed internationally at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Musikverein in Vienna and locally for Philadelphia Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Philadelphia Girls Choir takes a holistic approach to choral music. PGC relates singing, musicianship, and choral performance to the broader human experience through art, drama, history, and cultural diversity. Each year, the Choir’s repertoire has a core idea that relates to experiences the girls will have throughout the year, including visiting museums, attending performances, and performing in locations that are tied to the core repertoire.

Holiday Concert at Temple University

Auditions at Inquiry Charter School

Auditions at Inquiry Charter School

Tuesday, June 6th

To sign up for an audition, click here.

The Philadelphia Girls Choir is looking for children who have musical and vocal potential, not necessarily a polished performance. Auditions are for singers in grades 1 through 5, but once accepted into the choir, they can be invited to remain in the program and eventually join the top tier choir through 12th grade. Auditions will take place at school during the day on Tuesday, June 6th.

The audition is very low-key. No musical training or preparation is necessary. Each girl may be asked to sing a simple song that she knows and some intuitive singing exercises. Within two weeks after the audition, we will contact each parent by e-mail to let you know if your daughter can proceed to a callback audition at our facility in Philadelphia.

For more information about summer callback auditions, click here: https://www.phillygirlschoir.org/final-audition/

There is a fee for all those who enter the program, and financial aid is available to everyone who qualifies.

Our rehearsal spaces, voice studios, and offices are located on the northern Avenue of the Arts corridor (Broad & Spring Garden). The location is highly visible and easily accessible by car and public transportation.

Sign Up for Audition

Complete this online form to sign up for an audition.

Organizational Background

Music opens a window to the beauty of the world.  At Philadelphia Girls Choir, we see music as the central piece in a cultural jigsaw puzzle. Through music, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our community and our world.

Philadelphia Girls Choir was founded as an after-school music education program for girls 7 and older in 2012. The program grew quickly to 200 girls and they are split into three choirs depending on age, musical proficiency and maturity. Admission is by audition only. All programs include performance opportunities: e.g. Etude, the youngest choir, has sung at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and at One World Trade Center in Manhattan; Cantata at the National Constitution Museum and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, as well as on tour in Belgium and the Netherlands. Concerto, the most proficient singers, have performed internationally at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Musikverein in Vienna and locally for Philadelphia Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Philadelphia Girls Choir takes a holistic approach to choral music. PGC relates singing, musicianship, and choral performance to the broader human experience through art, drama, history, and cultural diversity. Each year, the Choir’s repertoire has a core idea that relates to experiences the girls will have throughout the year, including visiting museums, attending performances, and performing in locations that are tied to the core repertoire.

Holiday Concert at Temple University