Our directors will deliver a live-stream presentation via Zoom on Saturday, October 28th (if this date has passed, a recording from the session will be available to watch), introducing students and parents to the educational programs of the National Children’s Chorus. Following the video presentation, applicants will then select an appointment time to meet with one of our conductors for a private video audition via Zoom for entry into the program beginning January 2024. Instructions will be e-mailed to all applicants following registration to set up your individual audition appointment.

In the Junior Division of the Chicago Chapter, students ages 5-9 with beginning or intermediate musical experience build their skills and gain confidence in encouraging and creative rehearsal environments and performances. Students will participate in an exciting array of performances and specialized in-person and online training, with weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays in Evanston. The Junior Division of the Chicago National Children’s Chorus consists of the Prelude Level and Minuet Level.

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)