Auditions for Community School of the Arts choral and instrumental ensembles will be held in the Goshen College Music Center in August and September. Choral ensembles are open by audition for students in grades 3-12, and instrumental ensembles by audition for students in grades 7-12.
CSA Choir auditions will be held at the Goshen College Music Center on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 2-4 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for the Rejoice choir (grades 3-5) and Shout for Joy (grades 6-8). Auditions for Sommo Voci, the new high school honors choir led by Marcia Yost, will be held on Monday, Aug. 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Music Center.
Auditions for the CSA Choirs are open, with no appointments needed. Rejoice and Shout for Joy choirs rehearse weekly on Thursdays from 7-8:15 p.m., beginning Aug. 28; Sommo Voci rehearses on Sundays from 3-4:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 7. Sommo Voci students may also arrange individual auditions through director Marcia Yost by calling (574) 596-7485 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for the Youth Honors Concert Orchestra (grades 7-9) and Youth Honors Symphony Orchestra (grades 9-12) will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2 and Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the Music Center. Audition requirements and downloadable excerpts are available online at www.gcmusiccenter.org/yho
In addition, auditions for YHO instrumental ensembles will be held in local schools from Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 5. Interested students should check with their instrumental teacher for in-school audition dates and times.
To schedule a Youth Honors Orchestra audition in the Music Center, please call the Music Center Main Office at (574) 535-7566. The Concert Orchestra rehearses on Tuesdays from 7-8:15 p.m., beginning Sept. 9; the Symphony Orchestra rehearses on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 p.m., beginning Sept.7.
Tuition for all CSA ensembles is $180, payable in semester installments of $90 each, plus registration fee. Financial aid is available. For more information, call the Music Center Main Office at (574) 535-7361 or visit gcmusiccenter.org/csa-choirs or gcmusiccenter.org/yho.