My time with SGC has been the single most influential part of my life so far. This organization and the people within it have shaped me into the person I am today and the person I will be tomorrow. Choir taught me that selflessness is the key to success. Choir showed me what it felt like to contribute to a sound greater than the sum of its parts. Choir proved to me every Monday and Wednesday that my voice was important and valuable, and gave me confidence to use my voice for more than just singing. Most importantly, choir has given me a sisterhood for life. – Isabella Martinez, Class of ’20
Non-Auditioned Prep Choir, Piccolini
Primarily for girls going into Kindergarten and 1st grade, we have a prep choir called Piccolini. This non-auditioned choir provides a foundation for choral singing including vocal tone, breathing, and an introduction to pitch, rhythm, and movement.
Please click here for more information and to sign-up.
Placement Auditions for candidates in 4th-6th grades are now being scheduled for January 4th, 2024. Please fill out a Placement Audition Request Form and we will follow up with an appointment and other details.
Candidates in younger grades will be scheduled for a June audition for a fall 2024 start. We encourage you to watch our website for Summer Music Day Camp options and registrations coming soon.
Auditioning for choir is not as difficult as the term “audition” implies. Our placement auditions are a forum to get acquainted with the candidate and a parent, hear her voice and ability to match pitch, make adjustments to instruction given, and determine potential placement in our program. These appointments last approximately 15 minutes.
Each candidate will be asked:
To sing a song of their choice. This song need not be complicated — we just want to hear her singing something she enjoys that demonstrates her voice. The song can be from a musical, a hymn, a folk song, something from a movie, from school, an art song, or a lighter pop song (something like Sara Bareilles might be OK, but probably not Joan Jett.) We look for potential, rather than polished performances.
To sing the first verse of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or Row, Row, Row Your Boat with piano accompaniment (provided by us).
To match single pitches and pitches within chords. Being able to hear a note and sing it back is critical in our audition process and evaluation.
Echo clapped rhythmic patterns.