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National Children’s Chorus Online Conservatory Comes to Austin!

National Children's ChorusDo you have a young singer at home? They are in luck as the esteemed National Children’s Chorus brings it’s online programming to our Austin youth! The National Children’s Chorus Academy provides children ages 5-17 the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary online musical environment. Your children can take part in incredible virtual courses, led by the country’s leading music educators, who work with students in small groups weekly to develop their vocal and musicianship skills from the most basic concepts through the college level. Tone quality, breath support and musical expression are cultivated within the individual singers, while working together as an ensemble culminates in an exciting array of virtual performances, presenting world premieres and collaborating with an exceptional roster of professional artists from around the world.

Additionally, students have the exclusive opportunity to participate in annual international summer tours and national concerts at premier venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. With a spectacular musicianship curriculum to accompany its first-rate vocal training, the National Children’s Chorus is an unparalleled educational resource for children who love to sing! If your child has musical ability, don’t waste another minute. Set up a virtual audition today!

Children ages 5 to 17 are invited to apply.

Online courses include:
Ensemble Training (Virtual Choir Videos) • Individualized Coachings with Conductors • Musicianship & Kodály Method • Voice Class • Advanced Ear Training • Advanced Sight Singing • Masterclass Series

An online audition information session will take place on Sunday, August 16th with individual virtual audition appointments held during the following days.

Junior Division Auditions:
Candidates must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old
No choral/musical experience to some choral/musical experience
Auditions Will Consist of:

  • Scales (to evaluate the tone quality of the voice)
  • Rhythmic exercises (to evaluate rhythmic precision)
  • Pitch matching (to evaluate intonation)

Senior Division Auditions:
Age 10 years or older
Some to significant choral, musical, solo or vocal performance experience
Auditions Will Consist of:

  • Scales (to evaluate the tone quality of the voice)
  • Rhythmic exercises (to evaluate rhythmic precision)
  • Pitch matching (to evaluate intonation)
  • Solo Piece—a song of the applicant’s choosing that best shows the student’s vocal and expressive capability. The piece must be sung a cappella, however a starting pitch may be requested. Suggested pieces include “Caro Mio Ben” or “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

For additional information, or to book an audition, visit nationalchildrenschorus.com/auditions

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