Our directors will deliver a live-stream presentation via Zoom on Sunday, August 4th to all registered applicants (a recording from the session will be available to watch if you are unable to tune in live), 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 that can be scheduled during the following weeks to meet with one of our conductors for a private video audition via Zoom. Following the audition, we will schedule a final parent phone call with a member of our team to go through details of the program and membership, answering any remaining questions you might have for entry into the program beginning September 2024!

In the Junior Division, students ages 5-12 who live outside of the NCC’s Chapter Cities (Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Austin, Dallas, Boston and Chicago) with beginning or intermediate musical experience build their skills and gain confidence in encouraging and creative virtual rehearsal environments, paired with live performances around the country. Specialized online courses are taught by the country’s leading music educators in individualized small groups. The Junior Division of the National Children’s Chorus consists of the Prelude Level, Minuet Level, Sonata Level, and Concerto Level.

NCC Virtual Junior Division (for those that live outside an NCC Chapter City):
  • Ages 5-12
  • Introductory & Intermediate Virtual Choir Training
  • Engaging & Fun Music Curriculum to Build Skills
  • Individualized Virtual Music-Reading & Theory Instruction
  • Seasonal Live Performances in NCC Chapter Cities
The audition will consist of the following elements:
  • 1-on-1 Vocal Assessment with an NCC Conductor on Zoom
  • Vocal exercises (repeat short scales given by the conductor to evaluate vocal development and range)
  • Pitch matching (repeat pitches given by the conductor to evaluate intonation)
  • Separate parent phone call with a member of the NCC team to answer questions and review membership details