FAQ

Audition Requirements for Bel Canto Choir

 Audition Requirements for Amadeus Choir?

Audition Requirements for Camerata Choir? 

What Happens During an Audition?

How Should I Prepare for an Audition?

How Do I Arrange for an Audition?

How Often Do Choirs Rehearse?

When and Where Do Choirs Rehearse?

How Many Concerts Will I Sing In?

If I Am Accepted How Much is Tuition?

 

Registration/Auditions

Sign Up To Audition Today

Singers ages 8 – 17 are welcome to audition. Participation in the Apprentice Choir (ages 6 – 9) does not require an audition.

It’s easy to register!  
(1) Sign up for a 20-minute audition slot by clicking on one of the links below:

May 23       June 23    August 23 

(2) Fill our registration form and pay the $50 registration fee at audition.

General Audition Requirements

All choristers should be auditioning 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) 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 (advanced treble choir) 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.

Camerata Choir (mixed SATB youth choir) must demonstrate the above plus the ability to:

  • Experience singing in a choir with three or more parts

  • Ability to study texts and music in foreign languages independently

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

 

What happens during the audition?                                                                                          

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 audition?

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 at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village.

  • Tuesdays 3:30-4:15  Apprentice Choir

  • Tuesdays 4:30-6:15  Bel Canto Choir

  • Tuesdays 4:00-6:00  Amadeus Choir

  • Tuesdays 6:30-8:30  Camerata Choir

How many concerts will I sing?

Typically, the Bel Canto and Camerata Choirs sing 2-3 concert performances during the LRCC season. The Amadeus Choir performs 1-3 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, ocassional workshops or guest artists, a minimum of three public concerts per season, and six tickets for both our Holiday (December) and Spring (May) concerts.

Bel Canto (Beginning Choir) Annual Tuition: $660 (Subsequent siblings are $390)

Amadeus (advanced treble) and Camerata (SATB choir) Annual Tuition: $695 (Subsequent siblings are $425)

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 audition.