If you have a child between the ages of 10 and 13 who loves to sing, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program may be just what the doctor ordered. This incredible choir program is hosting its annual auditions on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clayton State University’s Music Education Building. If you live in another part of the state, such as Atlanta, and are unfamiliar with the university, the physical address is 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, Georgia.
About the Membership
In addition to the audition, your child needs two teacher recommendations to become a member of the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program. There are a few documents your child will need to bring to the audition. You can fill out the audition application online, or you can print off an audition application. The teacher recommendation form can also be filled out online or printed out. There is also a tuition assistance application for those who need financial assistance.
Once your child is accepted, he or she can remain in the program until graduating from high school. The annual tuition for the choir program is $450, which you can pay in two separate installments.
About the Auditions
The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program accepts new female and male students between the ages of 10 and 13. Both Craig Hurley and Dr. Martha Shaw will attend the audition. While choir placements are based on the results of the audition, most students get placed in Young Artists Choir for the first year they are in the program.
There is a $10 audition processing fee required when the audition application form is turned in. The fee can be paid online, or you can pay by check if your child is turning in a physical copy of the application. Checks should be made payable to “CSU.”
Students planning to audition are encouraged to memorize the first verse of “America” (“My Country ‘Tis of Thee”). Tonal recall and vocalization will be included in the audition. Previous choral experience isn’t necessary to get into this program.
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About the Choir Program
Shaw founded the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program. It has since grown to include three separate choirs with singers from 17 different metro-Atlanta counties. Members of the choir receive quality training from professionals regarding everything from musicianship to vocal production and choral performance. Becoming involved in this choir program is also a great way to enhance a student’s life.
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