Our directors will deliver a live-stream presentation via Zoom on Sunday, May 5th 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 Senior Division, students ages 10-18 who live outside of an NCC Chapter City (Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Austin, Dallas, Boston and Chicago) refine their musical skills to a superlative standard through virtual instruction, that is then paired with live performances around the country, presenting world premieres and collaborating with an exceptional roster of professional artists from around the world. Online courses are taught by the country’s leading music educators in individualized small groups. The Senior Division of the National Children’s Chorus consists of the Debut Ensemble, Premier Ensemble, and Scholars (SATB college-prep). Online Senior Division students also have the opportunity to participate in annual international summer tours, national concerts at premier venues such as Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the annual National Youth Opera Academy in August.

NCC Online Senior Division:
  • Ages 10-18
  • Intermediate through Advanced Virtual Choir Training
  • Individualized Virtual Music-Reading & Theory Instruction
  • Live World-Class Performances, including Carnegie Hall & Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Elective International Tours & Summer Opera Academy
The Senior Division 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)
  • Solo Piece—a song of the applicant's choosing that best shows the student's vocal and expressive capability. The piece must be sung a cappella, however a starting pitch may be requested. Suggested pieces include "Caro Mio Ben" or "The Star-Spangled Banner".
  • Separate parent phone call with a member of the NCC team to answer questions and review membership details