Strathmore Children's Chorus auditions are currently closed. The next auditions will take place in June and August, 2018 for the 2018-2019 season.
Saturday, June 16, 9am-2pm (Strathmore Mansion, Music Room)
Saturday, June 23, 3pm-6pm (Strathmore Main Music Hall, Room 402)
Wednesday, August 22, 5pm-7:00pm (*AMP)
Thursday, August 23, 5pm-7:00pm (*AMP)
Saturday, August 25, 9am-2pm (*AMP)
*AMP https://www.ampbystrathmore.com/ 11810 Grand Park Avenue, 4th floor, N. Bethesda, MD 20852
The audition format is a 25-minute vocal interview session which does not require any advance preparation. Auditions are open to all students from 2nd-12th grade who love to sing, and who want to see what our directors and rehearsals are like. Children in groups of up to ten at a time, divided by elementary, middle and high school ages, will work with one of Strathmore’s ensemble directors and get a sense of warm up routines, music reading games, and learning some music to sing. Parents are welcome to observe.
Frequently Asked Questions
An online application link will become available in early April for the May and June sessions.
Warm-up your voice by singing before you arrive. Get a good night’s sleep before your audition and stay hydrated that day. Arrive 15 minutes early so your parent/guardian can check you in and you can relax.
You'll do singing exercises with up to nine other students in your approximate age group. Vocal Interviews are divided by elementary, middle and high school. You'll learn some music, do some warm-ups, meet our directors, and get a feel for what rehearsal is like. Your session will last about 25 minutes.
For children entering grades 2-12 (who are at least 7 years of age), placement will be considered for the following ensembles:
Tuition for the 2017-2018 season is $600; students admitted mid-year will be charged $300. There is a $50 discount for siblings. The non-refundable application fee of $25, required prior to auditioning, will be will be credited to student tuition for students admitted to the chorus. Scholarships are available for both tuition and wardrobe upon approval. Please contact Suzanne Bagheri at [email protected] to request an application.
When are parents/guardians notified about the audition results and placement?
Results and placement will be sent by July 1, 2018. Families must then confirm their acceptance of choir placement by registering their child(ren) for SCC via the provided online form and paying tuition. An informational welcome meeting will take place at the first rehearsals in September.