Audition

Join the Milwaukee Children's Choir

Be a part of Milwaukee Children's Choir. ​We provide children with exceptional choral music instruction and performance experiences that foster creativity, personal expression and social growth. Children ages 6-9 that would like to join the Introductory Choir, need not audition. You may simply register online or in person at our offices. Auditions are reserved for new members wishing to join Preparatory Choir, Lyric Chorale and Milwaukee Youth Chorale which also includes Treble Chorale and Bass Chorale. Members range from 1st grade through senior year in high school, singing in four graduated levels in Milwaukee. We offer two choirs in the Lake Country area of Hartland. They are Introductory Choir (ages 6-9) and Preparatory Choir (ages 8-12).

Audition for the 2019-2020 Season

Currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 season.

Please click the Audition link above to schedule your audition or email Executive Artistic Director Lynn Swanson to set up an audition appointment

Audition Requirements and Process

Auditionees must be in grades 3 to 12 or ages 8-17. The audition process is simple, informal, and takes approximately 15 minutes. The audition process varies slightly based on grade level. Most do not require advanced preparation.

Audition consists of:

1. Sing simple vocal warm-ups

2. Sing My Country Tis of Thee or Happy Birthday with no accompaniment

3. Listening (audiating) skills (singing back pitches played)

4. Music theory assessment

Following the audition, your singer will be notified by email before June 8 to which of the four level choruses they will be appointed. Choristers are not only appointed based on musical skill but also based on behavoir and maturity perceived during the audition process.

The above audition process may vary slightly based on age and experience. Advanced preperation and different song choices may be required for students auditioning for our top two ensembes, Lyric Chorale and Milwaukee Youth Chorale. 

Registration/Enrollment Process

Upon acceptance, the auditionee:

  • Will receive an email invitation to register for Milwaukee Children's Choir membership. If you've already been accepted, please click here, and follow the instructions.
  • Will receive a registration packet which includes the following documents - 
    • Tuition Agreement Form (contract and fees)
    • Attendance Policy
    • Chorister Handbook
    • Season Calendar
  • Will receive an online Family Participation Form. All parents are required to serve 10 volunteer hours through the course of the choir season. 
  • Must return the completed Tuition Agreement Form with payment to the MCC office in any of the following ways:
    • Mail it to Milwaukee Children's Choir, 427 E. Stewart St. Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI 53207.
    • Scan and email it to lswanson@milwaukeechildrenschoir.org
    • If you are emailing the form, please send your check payment via regular mail with your child's name written on the memo line or call the MCC office at (414) 221-7040 to pay by credit card. All credit card payments are subject to a 5% fee.

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