Group Auditions are May 22 and August 28! More Info

The Audition Process

Next Auditions

Group Auditions | Tuesday, May 22, 6:00PM – 7:30PM at Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Group Auditions | Tuesday, August 28, 6:00PM – 7:30PM at Shadyside Presbyterian Church

About the Audition

Thank you for your interest in Pittsburgh Girls Choir! For thirteen years, we have been dedicated to the creating strong communities of girls united by the desire to grow in musical knowledge, vocal/performance skills, cultural awareness and personal responsibility in a hard-working and fun environment.

Group Auditions are for singers entering grades 4-8. Those entering grades 1-3 (Fall 2018) are invited to sign up for our non-auditioned Level I Training Choir, Melodia; and girls entering grades 9-12 are asked to submit an audition form and schedule an individual audition with director, Kathryn Barnard before August’s Concentio camp. 

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.  

To request an audition, please fill out the form here.


Audition Preparation

3rd Grade Girls will be asked to sing either “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” or “The ABC Song”.

4th – 5th Grade Girls will be asked the following:

  1. Sing a simple warm up exercise (will be taught at the audition)
  2. Sing either “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” or “The ABC Song”
  3. Sing “Are You Sleeping” (or “Frere Jacques”)

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

  1. Sing a simple warm up exercise (will be taught at the audition)
  2. 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 Stephen Foster song
    • Any folk song (can be from any country or culture)
  3. Sing “Are You Sleeping” (or “Frere 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.

  1. Sing a simple warm up exercise (will be taught at the audition)
  2. 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 Stephen Foster song
    • Any folk song (can be from any country or culture)
  3. Sing “Are You Sleeping” (or “Frere Jacques”)
  4. Reading: Students will be shown 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.