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Chorus Auditions

Cleveland Orchestra Children’s and Preparatory Choruses

The Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus is open to boys and girls entering 6th-8th grade, while the Children’s Preparatory Chorus is open to 5th-8th graders.  Boys must have unchanged treble voices.

Auditions for the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus and Children’s Preparatory Chorus are held in late spring each year. (Specific dates will be posted here once the schedule is established.)  For the audition, the child will sing one verse of “America” (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee) with piano accompaniment in the key of his or her choice and one verse of “America the Beautiful” (Oh beautiful for spacious skies) without accompaniment in the key of D. Singing scales and rhythmic exercises may also be included in the audition, for which an accompanist is provided.

       Auditions for 2014-15 Season:  June 2, June 7, and June 14, 2014, by appointment only

The Children’s Choruses rehearse on Monday nights. Their season begins in September and runs through May. For more information about the Children’s Choruses, please call 216-231-7374 or email chorus@clevelandorchestra.com.

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to audition for the Youth Chorus, as are 8th grade boys with changed voices.

Auditions for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus are held in late spring each year.  (Specific dates will be posted here once the schedule is established.)  Audition requirements are to prepare a piece from the OMEA Solo & Ensemble list, or an equivalent classical solo piece; Broadway or “pop” tunes are not acceptable. In addition to the prepared piece, students will be asked to sight read and demonstrate their vocal range. An accompanist is provided at the audition.

       Auditions for 2014-15 Season:  May 3, May 11, and June 11, 2014, by appointment only

The Youth Chorus rehearses on Sunday afternoons. Its season runs from September to March. For more information about the Youth Chorus, please call 216-231-7374 or email chorus@clevelandorchestra.com.

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Auditions for the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus are held each spring.  (Specific dates will be posted here once the schedule is established.)  Prospective members must have previous choral experience and be able to sight-read music.  Those auditioning are also asked to prepare two pieces from the classical literature, at least one of which should be in a foreign language.  Each piece should be approximately two minutes in length. An accompanist is provided for the audition.

       Auditions for 2014-15 Season:  April 16 and April 19, 2014, by appointment only

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus season is generally September through May. Members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus are required to commit to rehearsals every Monday evening from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and frequent Sunday rehearsals, in addition to all scheduled concerts. For more information about the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, please email chorus@clevelandorchestra.com.

Blossom Festival Chorus

Auditions for the Blossom Festival Chorus are held each spring. (Specific dates will be posted here once the schedule is established.)  Prospective members must have previous choral experience and be able to sight-read music. Those auditioning are also asked to prepare two pieces from the classical literature, at least one of which should be in a foreign language.  Each piece should be approximately two minutes in length. An accompanist is provided for the audition.

       Auditions for 2014-15 Season:  April 16 and April 19, 2014, by appointment only

The Blossom Festival Chorus generally rehearses three evenings per week in June, July, and August, depending on each summer's Festival concert schedule.  For more information about the Blossom Festival Chorus, please email chorus@clevelandorchestra.com.