Celebrating 42 years as one of the region’s most respected music education programs, Children’s Chorus of Maryland & School of Music (CCM) will hold auditions for children ages 5 ½ to 12 on scheduled audition days starting February 23rd. Children who love to sing are encouraged to become a part of this program! Previous singing experience is not necessary.
Children will have the opportunity to try out in a relaxed, interactive manner with an experienced teacher. Although no preparation is necessary, children will be asked to sing a song of their choice. Parents are encouraged to sit in on this process which allows teachers to evaluate each child’s readiness to participate in one of three choirs. Children are accepted based on age, ability, maturity and space available in each choir.
Dedicated to musical excellence, sensitivity, respect and diversity, CCM provides choral music education and performance opportunities for children ages 5 ½ to 16. The Conservatory teaches the foundations of music literacy in 10 sequential musicianship levels taught during the school year. Under the direction of Artistic Director Susan Bialek, Children’s Chorus of Maryland features highly qualified teachers, small classes and in-depth vocal enrichment to provide children with a complete musical education and choral experience. Choirs perform locally during the academic year at well-known regional and national venues. CCM students have earned spots in a variety of children’s choral festivals in the US and abroad.
Classes and rehearsals are offered twice weekly from September to May at CCM’s Towson facility and performances are held each semester. The Chorus’s repertoire is culturally diverse and represents a range of periods and styles. CCM welcomes children who attend public, private and parochial schools as well as those who are homeschooled. Merit and need-based scholarships are available.
Interested families can sign up online at www.ccmsings.org for a time on one of the designated audition days, beginning Friday, February 23rd through June 16th, 2018. Parents who would like more information on our program can contact the office at 410-494-1480 for a personal tour.
Article compiled from press release. Image courtesy of their Facebook Page.