Girl Choir Auditions

Four Allegretto singers wearing concert uniform dresses smile and pose with their arms around each otherThe Girl Choir program welcomes approximately 300 singers to the choirs every year. Auditions are held each year in late spring. Due to the volume of requests, summer and mid-year auditions are not possible. We are unable to schedule additional audition times due to the limited times available in the audition site and the availability of our teacher-conductors.

  • 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.
  • Current students must turn in their uniform and music prior to their audition date.
  • Audition results will be mailed out no later than mid-May. If you have not received your audition results by June, please contact the Academy office.

 

The Day of the Audition
  • Please dress comfortably.
  • 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.
  • Parents are welcome to wait in the hallway outside the audition room and are respectfully asked not to look in the window or listen at the door.

Audition requirements will be posted in the spring.

Click here for Girl Choir Audition FAQs

Please note that registration in an Academy program indicates understanding and acceptance of the Academy Guidelines.

Tuition & Financial Assistance

There is no cost to audition for Girl Choir. However, should your student be offered a spot in the Girl Choir program, tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need; click here for more information. Tuition prices* for the 2019-20 year of Girl Choir can be found below.

  • Ragazze: $245
  • Primo: $235
  • Allegretto: $294
  • Capriccio: $294
  • Arioso: $352
  • Cantabile: $470
  • Bel Canto: $470

*There is an $15 annual Academy registration fee in addition to the above prices.

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

2019-20 Season

  • Auditions for the 2019-20 season are closed

Please fill out our interest form to receive audition information next spring.

  • Ragazze Choir (non-auditioned) registration is closed.

Ragazze is a training choir for students in grades 3-5 who wish to sing. Singers will learn the basics of healthy singing through the use of folk songs and singing games. Ragazze performs in both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Please fill out our interest form to receive registration information next spring.


Students currently enrolled in Girl Choir will be mailed a recommendation from their teacher-conductor mid-February letting them know for which choir they will audition. Students new to the program should register 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

 


2020-21 Audition Schedule

Specific times will be announced in spring 2020. If you are not currently enrolled in Girl Choir and would like to receive audition information in the spring, please click here to fill out our interest form.

Note: All auditions take place in the Lawrence Conservatory of Music - Music and Drama Center Room 142.

Primo and Allegretto
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
Capriccio and Arioso
  • Sunday, April 19, 2020
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
Cantabile
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020
Bel Canto
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020