Fall Auditions — WASHINGTON, D.C.
Washington

National City Christian Church

5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

October 19, 2018

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Washington

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Fall Auditions — WASHINGTON, D.C.

The National Children’s Chorus, based near Thomas Circle in Washington, D.C., provides children the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary musical environment. The finest instructors work weekly with students to develop their vocal 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 world-class performances at National City Christian Church, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and beyond. 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 an audition today!  Please e-mail our office if you have any questions: info@ncchorus.com

DC JUNIOR DIVISION

The Washington, D.C. Junior Division of the National Children’s Chorus consists of the Prelude Level, the Minuet Level, and the Concerto Level. In the Junior Division, students with beginning or intermediate musical experience build their skills and gain confidence in encouraging, creative rehearsal environments and performances at National City Christian Church at Thomas Circle Northwest
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates for the Junior Division will be described by the following characteristics:
• Between the ages of 5 and 12
• No choral/musical experience to some choral/musical experience
 
The audition will consist of the following elements:
• Scales (to evaluate the tone quality of the voice)
• Rhythmic exercises (to evaluate rhythmic precision)
• Pitch matching (to evaluate intonation)
• Question and answer session (to evaluate attitude, personality, manners and behavior)



DC SENIOR DIVISION

The Washington, D.C. Senior Division of the National Children's Chorus consists of the Debut Ensemble and the Premier Ensemble. In the Senior Division, students with prior musical experience refine their skills to the highest professional standards and perform in their own concert series at venues such as The Kennedy Center and National City Christian Church at Thomas Circle Northwest. Members of the Senior Division are invited to participate in our annual international summer tours, and also have the opportunity to perform in concert with the Los Angeles and New York Senior Division choirs at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, and at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Royce Hall in Los Angeles. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates for the Senior Division will be described by the following characteristics:
• Age 10 years or older
• Significant choral, musical, solo or vocal performance experience

The audition will consist of the following elements:
• Scales (to evaluate the tone quality of the voice)
• Rhythmic exercises (to evaluate rhythmic precision)
• Pitch matching (to evaluate intonation)
• Question and answer session (to evaluate attitude, personality, manners and behavior)
• Solo Piece – a song of the applicant’s choosing that best shows the student’s vocal and expressive capability. The piece may be a cappella or with piano accompaniment. If accompanied, please bring music in the correct performance key.



TUITION AND SCHEDULE

Please click here for additional information on the rehearsal schedule of all ensembles, and their applicable tuition. Generous need-based scholarships are also available by applying for financial aid after successful acceptance into the program.  


About NCC

The National Children’s Chorus of the United States, under the leadership of Artistic Director Luke McEndarfer and Associate Artistic Director Dr. Pamela Blackstone, is quickly establishing itself as one of the world’s leading treble choruses, with nearly 700 students in 18 ensembles, based in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Collaborating with some of the finest music companies in the nation, the group has performed live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera Company, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, Kronos String Quartet, New York City Master Chorale and American Youth Symphony, among others. Its groundbreaking Season 2017/18, entitled Building Bridges, features exquisite repertoire including notable premieres at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. In July of 2018, the chorus will make its 4th major international tour to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.
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