Audition Information

Children's Choruses

Youth Choruses

CI A Cappella (Contemporary Improvisation)

Children’s Choruses

Sarah Houghton, Director

There are three choruses offered in this integrated program, which is designed to supplement the early instrumental studies and the theory program, as well as teach early to advances choral technique. The ages listed are guidelines. Each child will have an individual meeting with the director for appropriate placement in the program.  Click here to sign-up for an audition.

Preparatory Chorus

Open to singers, ages 6-9, with little or no former experience.  Students build a foundation of healthy vocal production and aural skills through developmentally-appropriate vocal activities and repertoire.  Students perform in two concerts yearly with at least one performance in Jordan hall.  Students must have text-reading ability.

Saturday, 8-8:45am


Children’s Chorus

Open to singers, ages 8-12, by placement audition. Instruction in CC emphasizes healthy vocal quality, musicianship, and notation- and score-reading skills. Students sing unison and 2-part repertoire in a variety of styles and languages, and perform two concerts yearly in Jordan Hall.

Saturday, 9-10am


Chamber Chorus

Open to singers, ages 10-14, with unchanged treble voices - by audition.  This group is an advanced ensemble, which collaborates with musical ensembles throughout the Boston area.  Students should have notation and score-reading ability.  Students perform 2-, 3-, and 4-part traditional and contemporary choral literature in many styles and languages.  They perform a minimum of two yearly concerts with at least one performance in Jordan Hall.

Saturday, 10:15-11:45am


2014-2015 Concert Schedule

  • December 13, 2014 at 1pm in Jordan Hall
  • May 16, 2015 at 11:30am in Williams Hall

Youth Choruses

Jonathan Richter, Director

Young Women’s Chorale (YWC)

Open by audition to intermediate treble voices, the Young Women’s Chorale is a select intermediate ensemble comprised of sopranos and altos in grades 7-9. This ensemble performs a wide variety of challenging choral repertoire for women’s voice in up to 4 parts. Additionally, the instruction in YWC focuses on health vocal production and the improvement of essential musicianship skills. Entrance to the Young Women’s Chorale is by audition, and students have the option to dual-enroll in either Children’s Chorus or Youth Chorale (entrance also by audition).

Rehearsals-Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM

Youth Chorale and Youth Camerata (YC/YCC)

The Youth Chorale is open by audition to advanced high school-age (grades 9-12) singers, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. The Youth Camerata is a highly advanced ensemble comprised of SATB singers who are members of the Youth Chorale. One trademark of the Youth Chorale in recent years has been the opportunity to perform with orchestra.

Youth Chorale Rehearsals – Saturday, 3:00-4:30 PM
Youth Camerata Rehearsals – Saturday, 4:45-5:45 PM


A Cappella Singers (Contemporary Improvisation)

Cristi Catt, Director

Singers will work together to craft their own special sound and develop skills in harmonization, improvisation, and arranging to create their own repertoire of songs drawing from popular, world, early, and classical music. The group will perform in Jordan Hall, Open Mic Nights presented by the CI Department and in the community. Beatboxers are welcome.

2 Levels available for singers:

13+ for CI A Cappella intermediate -- meets Saturdays 11-12

15+ for CI A Cappella advanced -- meets Saturdays 1-2pm

Audition Information

Spring 2015 Audition Information and Dates

Spring 2015 Audition Requriements

Click here to sign up for a May 2015 Spring Large Ensemble Audition!