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Summer Camp Assessments  and auditions for New Students

Files for Spring 2022 Audition

Date

Saturday, April 23, 2022


Location

Mount Comfort Church

3179 N 600 W

Greenfield, IN 46140


Time

9:00am-5:00pm


Sign ups

Returning member assessments and auditions

Spring Assessments and Auditions for Returning Students

Questions?

email: auditions@hccchoir.org

 Students in 4th-12 grades should prepare to sing the first verse of My Country Tis of Thee a cappella. 

Date

Monday, June 13, 2022


Location

Brandywine Community Church

1551 E New Rd

Greenfield, IN 46140


Time

9:00am-5:00pm


Sign ups

Summer Camp assessments and auditions

Assessment and audition pieces for returning students


CC/PA:Clouds  measures 5-19, may be sung with accompaniment


PC:Worthy  measures 5-25, may be sung with accompaniment


BV/RC/AV/CL: Cripple Creek  measures 106-114 on their voice part
American Rhapsody  measures 35-43 on their voice part

BV and RC may sing with accompaniment. AV/CL will receive starting notes/chords to establish tonality.

​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-3) or an audition (grades 4-12).  Additionally, you will find audition resources as well as links to use for signing up for an assessment or audition time.


When are assessments and auditions held?

At HCCC, we hold assessments and auditions for returning students in the spring, usually soon after the spring concert. Returning students will receive 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 audition time during Summer Camp held in June at Brandywine Community Church in Greenfield. 


When are audition results announced?

Ensemble placement decisions will be decided and communicated on audition 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 audition?

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

Primo Coro (grades 4-6): This audition is 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): This audition is 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).