Registration and Vocal Evaluation Information

Note: Vocal evaluations take place during the summer. Choristers must be evaluated before they can register. Please read the information below!  

Note: For this season only, we will be offering two levels of instruction: Beginning Choir (Bel Canto) for

ages 7-11 and Intermediate/Advanced Choir (Amadeus) for ages 12-18 including boys with changed voices. However, if we have enough high school singers join for the season, we will add a Camerata Chamber group as well to feature our high schoolers. We plan on returning to 4 full choir levels in the 2022-2023 season. 

  

If you are looking to join our choir, please select a date below for the 20 minute vocal evaluation.  

We look forward to singing with you then. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Vocal Evaluation Requirements (Specific to the 2021-2022 season)

All choristers should be signing up for a vocal evaluation because of a sincere desire to participate in this choir program. Parents must be willing to

commit to a high level of responsibility concerning rehearsals and performances.  Singers do not need to prepare a specific song. They will be asked to sing "Happy Birthday" in some instances.

 

Placement will be made based on ability, as described below:  

Bel Canto Choir (beginning choir)(ages 7-11) must demonstrate the ability to:

  • Stay focused for an extended period of time

  • Sing in tune

  • Use head voice (high tones)

  • Work willingly with the director and with a group of other children

  • Read the English language with ease and comprehension

Amadeus Choir (intermediate/advanced choir) (ages 12-18) must demonstrate the above plus the ability to:

  • Read music

  • Sing simple melodies at sight

  • Be comfortable with all the contents of Book One of A Young Singer’s Journey.

 
What happens during the evaluation?                                                                                          

You and your parent will meet a director. Then you will:

  • Be asked to talk about your schooling and musical experience

  • Be lead through simple warm-ups by the director

  • Listen to and repeat some rhythms and musical phrases

  • Sing “Happy Birthday”

  • Depending upon age and experience, sing some simple melodies at sight.

 

How should I prepare?
  • Make sure you know how to sing “Happy Birthday”.

  • It is suggested that you get a good night’s rest the night before.

 

How do I arrange an evaluation?

To schedule an audition appointment, simply click on the link at the top of the page and it will take you to our online signup page.

 

How often will I rehearse?

The choirs rehearse weekly from September through May.  Rehearsals include vocal training, aural-training, music theory, and music reading.

When and where will I rehearse?

The choirs rehearse September through May on Tuesdays.

  • Tuesdays 4:00-6:00  Bel Canto Beginning Choir

  • Tuesdays 5:30-7:30  Amadeus Intermediate/Advanced Choir

  • All singers will be present from 5:30-6:00 for musicianship class

 

How many concerts will I sing?

Typically LRCC choirs sing 2-3 concert performances during the LRCC season. The Amadeus Choir may performs 1-2 more times in community events, combined choir events, or professional jobs locally.

 
If I am accepted how much is tuition?

Tuition for all choirs includes a concert folder, choral music, weekly instruction, occasional workshops or guest artists, a minimum of two public concerts per season, and six tickets for both our Holiday (December) and Spring (May) concerts.

Semester Tuition: $340 for first student and $200 for subsequent siblings.

Annual Tuition: $660 for first student and $390 for subsequent siblings.

There is also an annual $50 non-refundable registration fee per family.

Limited scholarships are available based on need. You can inquire about this at your student's evaluation.