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Chandler Children's Choir

FAQs

Auditioning may be a brand new experience for your young singer—and for you! We’ve put together the answers to the questions we hear most often so you can get the information you need right now. Of course, if we haven’t addressed your concerns here, please contact us. We’re always happy to help and to answer your questions.


Is prior vocal training and experience required to be a part of CCC?

We do not require experience for singers in our Junior Choir (ages 7–10). We actually prefer singers without voice lessons because we want them to come with a natural, pure, childlike singing voice.

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An audition sounds scary. What goes on in the audition?

We hold auditions so we can meet one-on-one with the singer and parents and to conduct a wide assessment of their vocal abilities. It helps us establish their level of note reading, ear training, rhythm, and range. We help singers through every step, so it feels more like a short music lesson and shows them what all they will learn throughout the year.

The minimum requirement for a Junior Choir singer is to match a note with their voice. Junior choir goals include extending range, singing with beautiful tone, starting to read music, learning early solfege, and experiencing a variety of age-appropriate music.

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What are the uniform requirements, and what is the cost?

The cost of your singer’s uniform is included in the enrollment fee. You can download the applicable uniform requirements here: Junior Choir  | Encore Choir  | Cantus Choir

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I noticed the choirs don't audition singers until they are at least seven years old. Do you have any advice for my four-year-old who loves to sing?

Here are a few wonderful options for your young singer:

  • Join a local church children's choir.
  • Find a preschool that uses music and singing every day.
  • Expose your child to the arts in many forms—theater, symphony, choir, dance—to be inspired by performances.
  • Start your little one in piano lessons. One of the fastest ways for a young musician to learn and grow, the piano is physically easy to play, and your child can sing with the piano when he/she practices. This helps to develop pitch awareness and introduces your child to reading music. The best way to find a good piano teacher is to ask people you know for referrals.
  • Attend a CCC concert so your singer can see what our group is about!
  • Attend a CCC summer camp — open to singers age 6 and older—this is a great way to meet other choir children and our directors and staff.
  • Sing at home! With mom, dad, siblings or friends! Sing, sing, sing!
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