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Audition Day! (6th-12th grade)

Tuesday, June 7 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Shadyside Presbyterian Church | Pittsburgh, PA

Tue
Jun
07

Event Details

Girls entering grades 6-12 (Fall 2022) are invited to attend our upcoming audition day!

We believe that every girl can learn to sing and do not reject anyone. The purpose of the audition is to help us place each girl in the choir which will enable her to thrive.

We ask that at least one parent is present for this meeting.  This provides an opportunity for both student and parent to get to know the teacher and to find out more about Pittsburgh Girls Choir. Following the meeting, the student will be placed in either our Via choir (grades 6-8) or Concentio Choir (grades 8-12). Please visit our registration page to register for the 2022/2023 season after the audition!

Click here to sign up for an audition time today!

Choral Placement Preparation

6th – 8th Grade Girls will be asked the following:

  • Sing a simple warm up exercise (will be taught at the audition)
  • Sing a favorite song of her choice, or choose from the following:
    • Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
    • Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
    • The Hills are Alive (Sound of Music)
    • Favorite Things (Sound of Music)
    • A hymn
    • Any folk song (can be from any country or culture)
  • Sing “Are You Sleeping” (or “Frère Jacques”)

9th – 12th Grade Girls:  Because of the advanced level of difficulty, Concentio membership requires previous choral and /or vocal training. Girls in high school who have no previous experience will need to spend a preparatory year in Via.

  • Sing a simple warm up exercise (will be taught at the audition)
  • Sing a favorite song of her choice, or choose from the following:
    • Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
    • Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
    • The Hills are Alive (Sound of Music)
    • Favorite Things (Sound of Music)
    • A hymn
    • Any folk song (can be from any country or culture)
  • Sing “Are You Sleeping” (or “Frère Jacques”)
  • Sight-read both rhythmic and melodic patterns.  This will show the teacher what she knows about musical literacy. Student has to have some reading ability in order to participate in Concentio.

Location

Shadyside Presbyterian Church
5121 Westminster Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15232