Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle

Choir Placement Process

Choir Placement Process

Choir Placement appointments for children and youth singers are about 15 minutes, with Artistic Director Katrina Turman. Adult singers will meet directly with the conductor of their desired choir. This stage of the enrollment processes is meant to get to know you and your musical background in a stress-free environment. We will vocalize you to better understand your range, vocal flexibility, and music reading experience. See the Choir Placement Process for each age range below for more specifics about what should be expected.

4 years – K

No Choir Placement appointment is necessary for this age range. Click here to enroll Your child in Prima.

1st – 5th Grades

Choir Placement appointments for these choirs will include:

  • A conversation with the singer and parents to get to know them better.
  • Simple vocal warmups and ear exercises.
  • Singing of any simple song (ex. Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, or any simple song that you would like to share with us!)

Click here to start the Choir Placement process.

6th – 12th Grades

Choir Placement appointments for these choirs will include:

  • A conversation with the singer and parents to get to know them better.
  • Vocal warmups and simple ear training exercises.
  • Music reading exercises according to your skill level.
  • Singing of a prepared song (Singer should have one song prepared. This can be anything from an aria to an art song to a simple folk song. We just want to hear you sing!)

Click here to start the Choir Placement process.

Adults

Choir Placement appointments for these choirs will include:

  • A conversation with the singer to get to know them better.
  • Interactive vocal warmups with coaching from the conductors
  • Music reading exercises based on chorister experience
  • Singing of a prepared song (Singer should have one song prepared. This can be anything from an aria to an art song to a simple folk song. We just want to hear you sing!)

Click here to start the Choir Placement process.

New enrollment occurs at the beginning of the season (in August/September) and at the beginning of the calendar year (in December/January). Feel free to complete the Enrollment Form at any time and we will work to schedule a placement appointment at the next available time.

We look forward to meeting you at your audition! Let us know if you have any questions.

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