Upon confirmation of your registration, you will receive an information session video, introducing students and parents to the outstanding 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 during the months of November and December, for entry into the program beginning January 2022. Instructions will be e-mailed to all applicants following registration to set up your individual audition appointment.

In the Junior Division, students ages 5-12 with beginning or intermediate musical experience build their skills and gain confidence in encouraging and creative rehearsal environments and performances. Students participate in an exciting array of performances and specialized in-person and online training near DC’s Thomas Circle. The Junior Division of the National Children’s Chorus consists of the Prelude Level, Minuet Level, and Concerto 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 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)