Audition

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Auditions for the 2021-2022 season announced.

About the audition

Neither prior choral experience nor the ability to read music is necessary to audition, and a child does not need to prepare an audition song. During the audition, an NCC director will lead a group of four or five children to sing – both as a group and individually – vocal exploration exercises and familiar songs such as “Happy Birthday.” The audition is not a stressful situation, and parents are invited to sit in the back of the room and observe if they wish. The directors watch and listen for tuneful singing, evidence of musical aptitude, and demonstration of the child’s ability to concentrate, focus, follow directions, and work in a group setting.

The audition itself will only take about 15 minutes, but families will need to plan on a total of about 45 minutes.  The auditions will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 37215.

Audition dates for new choristers:  Monday, January 10

Additional information

After the audition, children are placed in a choir according to their vocal development, ability to focus, and emotional maturity at the time of the audition.  Children should be at least 8 years old and in the 3rd through 7th grade at the time of the audition.  In subsequent years with NCC, children may be promoted as their skills, vocal maturity and social maturity increase.  In order to mitigate the spread of Covid and the delta variant, all choristers and directors will be masked and distanced for rehearsals and auditions.

 Performance opportunities include singing at end of semester concerts in December and late April/early May; older choristers may perform additional times throughout the year.  

Rehearsals:

    • September-May
    • Mondays from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church

Fees for 2021-2022:

    • $170 per semester
    • Reduced rates for two or more choristers
    • Some partial, needs-based scholarships available

Nashville Youth Choir

In addition to the three Nashville Children’s Choirs, the choir program includes the Nashville Youth Choir (grades 9-12) under the direction of Robert King. Many NCC choristers continue their involvement in the NCC program by singing in this outstanding ensemble following their participation in the children’s choirs. Email Mr. King at robert.king@lipscomb.edu for audition information for this ensemble.