Summer Camp Assessments  and auditions for New Students

Spring Assessments and Auditions for Returning Students

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email: info@hccchoir.org

Date

Monday, April 8, 2024


Location

Mount Comfort Church

3179 N 600 W

Greenfield, IN 46140


Time

4:00pm-8:00pm

Date

Monday, June 3, 2024


Location

Mercy Road Church

611 Vitality Drive

Fortville, IN 


Time

9:00am-5:00pm​

Fall Kick Off Assessments and Auditions for New Students


DATE

Monday, August 22, 2024


Location

Mount Comfort Church

3179 N Mount Comfort Road

Greenfield, IN 46140


Time

4:30pm-6:30pm

Contact info@hccchoir.org to schedule an appointment


​Welcome to the assessment and audition page for HCCC!

On this page you will find the information you need to prepare for an assessment (grades K-12) or an audition for our honor ensembles (grades 9-12).  Additionally, you will find assessment and audition resources.


When are assessments and auditions held?

At HCCC, we hold assessments and auditions for returning students in the spring, on the Monday following the spring concert. Returning students will receive assessment and audition instructions both at choir and in choir notes during the spring semester. Students new to the choir should plan to sign up for an assessment or audition while registering for Summer Camp. Our summer camp is held in June at Mercy Road Church in Fortville. 


When are assessment and audition results announced?

Ensemble placement decisions will be decided and communicated on assessment day, except for our high school honor groups. Honor group decisions are made and communicated after our new student auditions held at summer camp in June.


What happens during an assessment?

We assess students in grades K-3 for readiness to learn and participate in HCCC. There is a substantial range of variability in readiness to participate in group singing activities for young children. We want to set children up for success by making sure they have reached the developmental milestones necessary to be successful in choir. A simple conversation with the director can usually reveal readiness level. Secondly, we assess the child's current musical abilities by conducting a pitch-matching exercise.  Finally, we ask the child to sing a familiar song. All of these activities are completed in a supportive and encouraging environment. For students currently enrolled in our K-3 program, the assessment will be the same with the following exception: students will sing a portion of one of the songs their group prepared for the spring concert.


What happens during an Assessment or audition for older students?

Students in grades 4-12 progress through an assessment or audition process to be accepted into one of our ensembles. Here's what happens in each level of auditions:


Primo Coro (grades 4-6): We conduct a 4-part assessment for new students and a 5-part assessment for returning students. The components of the audition are a pitch-matching exercise, music theory and sight singing assessments, singing the first verse of My Country Tis of Thee (a cappella), and singing a portion of a piece the student learned for the spring concert (returning students only).


Bella Voci and Ragazzi Coro (grades 7-12): We conduct a 4-part assessment for new students and a 5-part assessment for returning students. The components of the audition are a pitch-matching exercise, music theory and sight singing assessments, singing the first verse of My Country Tis of Thee (a cappella), and singing a portion of a piece the student learned for the spring concert (returning students only).


Angelo Voci and Cantanti Lirichi Honor Ensembles (grades 9-12): This audition is a 5-part assessment for new students and a 6-part assessment for returning students. The components of the audition are a pitch-matching exercise, music theory and sight singing assessments, singing the first verse of My Country Tis of Thee (a cappella), an interview, and singing a portion of a piece the student learned for the spring concert (returning students only).