On Saturday, April 24th at 4:00 PM, our directors will deliver a live-stream presentation via Zoom, introducing students and parents to the outstanding educational programs of the National Children’s Chorus. All applicants will then sign up for a private video audition with one of our conductors during the following week. Instructions will be e-mailed to all applicants following registration to set up your individual audition appointment.
In the Junior Division, students ages 5-9 with beginning or intermediate musical experience build their skills and gain confidence in encouraging and creative rehearsal environments and performances. During the pandemic, students will participate in an exciting array of virtual performances and specialized online training. In-person musical experiences will begin this fall in Downtown Austin as soon as it is permitted by state and local guidelines. The Junior Division of the National Children’s Chorus consists of the Prelude Level and Minuet Level. Additionally, in 2022 the NCC will launch its highly anticipated Summer Camp in Vail, Colorado.
Candidates for the Junior Division:
- Between the ages of 5 and 9
- 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)