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Audition

Hello!

Thanks for your interest in joining the Milwaukee Children’s Choir!  We would love to welcome you and your chorister to the MCC family! 

2021-22 Season Information 

We are currently scheduling auditions for new choristers for our 2021-22 season, and there are several ways for your voice to be heard! (only singers entering grades 3-12 need to audition – no audition is required for Music Explorers class or Introductory Choir).

1. In Person

We will hear potential new members on 6 different Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer – June 23rd and 24th; July 21st and 22nd; August 18th and 19th.  Wednesday time slots will be available between 1p – 3p, and Thursday’s between 4p – 6p.  Each chorister will register for a 15 minute time slot.  These vocal assessments allow our staff to determine the best ensemble placement for each chorister.  You can review our MCC ensembles and suggested grade levels by visiting our website:   In person auditions will be held at our MCC offices, 427 E. Stewart St in Milwaukee.  Sign up for an audition time here.

2. Via Zoom

 Zoom sessions can also be scheduled in place of in-person auditions for the same dates/times as listed above.  You can register for an in-person OR Zoom audition by clicking the here.

3. Via Video Submission

 We will also accept video submissions in lieu of an in-person or Zoom assessment. Please click here to view a document outlining the details of how to submit a video audition.

Placement Audition Process

 

Auditions vary slightly based on grade level and most do not require advanced preparation.
(If you have a song that you have prepared and would like to sing it, you may.)

1. Sing simple vocal warm-ups
2. Sing Happy Birthday with no accompaniment
3. Listening skills (singing back pitches played)
4. For older singers- Music fundamental theory questions

Purpose of Placement Auditions

 

– Allows choir directors to understand where each chorister is in regards to musical knowledge and performance

– Provides an opportunity for professional individual feedback

– Auditions are NOT intended to create an exclusive perception or club culture

– Prepares chorister for additional singing opportunities through MCC and school choirs that will require an audition