Auditions

Thank you for your interest in Pittsburgh Girls Choir! For seventeen years, we have been dedicated to 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.

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.

Audition Day!: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 | 4:00-8:00pm (4th-8th grade*) Singers in 1st-3rd grade can sign up without audition on our registration page.

*The Pittsburgh Girls Choir welcomes new singers in January 2023 for the spring semester. All interested singers in 4th-8th grade should sign up for an audition on zoom on January 3. All interested singers in 1st-3rd grade can sign up without an audition.

The Audition Day will take place on Zoom. To schedule an audition time, click on the link below:

To sign up for an audition, click here.

Following the audition, please see our registration page to sign up for the appropriate PGC choir.

**Women of Song, our adult ensemble, does not require an audition. However, new singers should email the director at emily@pghchoralarts.org to schedule a voice placement prior to the first rehearsal. Registration for Women of Song can be found on our Women of Song Women of Song (Fall 2022) web page.


*Girls in grades 4-8 (Fall 2022) can find more information about choral placement preparation below. 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. Girls in grade 1-3 can register without an audition.


Choral Placement Preparation

4th-5th Grade Girls should be prepared to sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or the ABC song.

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.