Auditions

We hold auditions in the late spring for singers who wish to join the choruses in the fall. If there is still available space after the spring auditions, we will hold a second round in late August.

Please email our chorus manager, Holly Okonoski, holly@grsyc.org, for more information or to schedule an audition.

Auditions for Prelude Chorus, grades 1-3

Initially, the director will lead the child in singing some familiar folk songs, helping him or her to feel comfortable. Next, the child will be asked to execute simple vocal exercises that explore the range and tone color of the singer. Finally, a series of melodies will be played on the piano and echoed by the singer. The audition is short (generally less than 10 minutes), painless, and even fun! Nothing needs to be prepared specifically for the audition, but if the singer wishes to sing something the director will be happy to hear it.

Auditions for Junior Youth Chorus, grades 4-6

The Junior Youth Chorus audition will consist of two main components: vocal range and agility and aural skill. The director will lead the child in vocal exercises that explore the range, vocal agility and tone color of the singer. Then, a series of melodies will be played on the piano and echoed by the singer. Finally, a short printed excerpt may be given to an older singer to interpret. The audition is short (generally less than 10 minutes), painless, and even fun! Nothing needs to be prepared specifically for the audition, but if the singer wishes to sing something the director will be happy to hear it.

Auditions for Youth Chorus, grades 7-12

The Youth Chorus audition will consist of three main components: vocal range and agility, aural skill, and sight reading. The director will hear scales and vocal exercises that explore the range, vocal agility and tone color of the singer. Then, a series of melodies will be played on the piano and echoed by the singer. Finally, a short printed excerpt will be given to the singer to interpret. The audition is short (generally less than 10 minutes), painless, and even fun! Nothing needs to be prepared specifically for the audition, but if the singer wishes to sing something the director will be happy to hear it.