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Audition Information

Northern California Children's Chorus


Audition dates/times
Auditions in January and August.
Audition venue Roseville and Folsom
Audition contact Judy Britts, Artistic Director
916/220-0970 or info@norcalchildrenschorus.org
Ages Grades 2-12 for auditioned choruses (all except Mini Glee)
Choruses Mini Glee - 6-week sessions for K-3rd grade (no experience required)
Premier Choir - grades 2-5
Concert Choir - grades 4-9
Bella Voce - (young women in 10th, 11th or 12th grade)
Experience or other requirements Placement in Concert Choir or our newest group, Bella Voce for 10th, 11th, and 12 grade young women requires previous experience and aptitude for participation in either of these advanced groups.
Audition procedure
bullet Please arrive a few minutes ahead of your appointment to complete our information sheet before your singerís audition.
bullet Your singer will meet with Mrs. Britts so that she can get to know him/ her and assess where they are in their musical development. For our younger singers, this interview gives Mrs. Britts the opportunity to have some one on one time with your singer and to help them be more comfortable for the first day of rehearsal. We play some musical games, sing together, and they can sing a little by themselves if they like.
bullet For our older singers, the audition gives Mrs. Britts the opportunity to make the wisest choice for their placement in the NCCC program. No preparation is necessary, but they will be asked to sing a song such as My Country Tis of Thee, or Happy Birthday, or any other song that both the singer and Mrs. Britts know.
bullet Decision on placement is based on the singersí prior musical experience, musical aptitude and pitch matching ability.
bullet Singers will be notified at the end of the audition where they have been placed in the NCCC program.
Day(s)/time(s) of rehearsals Training level - Mondays, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Advanced level - Tuesdays, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m.
High School Ensemble - Mondays, 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Place of rehearsals Valley Springs Presbyterian Church, 2401 Olympus Dr., Roseville
Folsom Lake College, Folsom
Dates/venues of upcoming performances TBA
Other commitments Singers are expected to register for the entire year.
Website www.norcalchildrenschorus.org or Facebook
Principals Mrs. Judy Britts is the artistic director and teacher of all classes. With over 30 years of teaching children to sing, she brings joy, a passion for music, and expertise to each experience.  Mrs. Britts, founder of the NCCC, and formerly with the Sacramento Childrenís Chorus, offers an unequivocal learning experience to the greater Roseville community. Her expertise takes her around the country, leading workshops for conductors and teachers.  As lecturer at Sacramento State University, she teaches future teachers how to teach music. Mrs. Britts is a regular contributor to the bi-monthly professional music journal, The Chorister.
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The mission of Northern California Childrenís Chorus is to nurture the human spirit of all children through a choral music program that provides excellent training in vocal technique and musicianship skills, teaches repertoire from diverse cultural and historical periods, and provides a variety of performance opportunities in local, national and international venues.  Singers with the NCCC, each have outstanding opportunities to:

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Develop their natural singing ability,

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Receive a professional choral music education with vocal training, ear training, and music theory,

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Learn and perform repertoire in a variety of styles (classical, pop, Broadway, sacred, jazz, and contemporary),

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Perform in local, regional, and national venues, and

bullet Experience the joy of choral singing, making lasting friendships and memories.

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