Youth Chorus Auditions
Fairfax Choral Society has a mixture of auditioned and non-auditioned choirs. All auditions and voice checks for youth choruses are held in August/September, January, and May/June. Each campus (Annandale, Vienna, and Centreville) have audition times and dates.
Master Singers, ages 13-18 (Annandale Campus only)
Concert Choir, ages 9-15 (Annandale Campus only)
Treble Choir, ages 9-13 (Annandale, Centreville, and Vienna Campuses)
Lyric Choir, ages 7-10 (Annandale and Vienna Campuses)*
Da Capo Choir, ages 5-8 (Annandale, Centreville, and Vienna Campuses)*
*The Da Capo and Lyric Choirs are open to all. However, prospective members are required to have a voice check. They will be evaluated on general musical, vocal, and motor skills to determine musical aptitude and placement with the proper choir and musicianship class. Contact our office to arrange a voice check.
Each singer should be prepared with a song of their choice to sing a capella (with no instrument accompaniment). This can be anything from Happy Birthday, a seasonal carol, or a song learned at school. The directors will also lead singers through various vocal and rhythm exercises.
For the auditioned choruses, musicians will be evaluated on the following:
- Ability to match pitch, both accompanied and unaccompanied
- Ability to sing independently without assistance from the keyboard
- Ability to demonstrate tonal memory through the repetition of melodic patterns
- Ability to demonstrate rhythmic aptitude including maintaining a steady beat and following tempo changes
- Ability to read simple melodies from a staff
- Ability to read simple melodies from hand signs
- Ability to reflect correction and redirection when asked to do so
- Ability to demonstrate motor skills including moving in rhythm and clapping (accommodations will be made for any prospective member with a physical disability)
- Ability to attend rehearsals and performances regularly
- Ability to listen, follow directions, and be a positive and productive member of the chorus
Contact our office to arrange an audition.
Auditions and voice checks for the Annandale Campus are held at Annandale United Methodist Church (6935 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003).
Auditions and voice checks for the Centreville Campus are held at Centreville Presbyterian Church (15450 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA 20120).
Auditions and voice checks for the Vienna Campus are held at Vienna Baptist Church (541 Marshall Road, SW, Vienna, VA 22180).