Membership & Audition Info

The Evergreen Children’s Chorale has two programs:
“Prelude” begins in 2nd grade and students graduate at the end of their 4th grade year.
“Company” begins in 5th grade and students graduate from ECC after 8th grade.

There are membership options for the fall concert only, spring musical only, summer camp only, or to participate in the full year. Auditions are held in mid-May, late August and early January. Please check back soon to sign up for our next open audition.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Congratulations on your decision to audition for the Evergreen Children’s Chorale: Company and Prelude.  The Evergreen Children’s Chorale is a 501c3 community arts organization whose mission it is to provide musical performance opportunities for youth in 2nd – 8th grades from all mountain area public, private and home school environments.  Members come from communities in Pine, Bailey, Evergreen, Conifer, Idaho Springs, Golden, Morrison and more.
We are extremely proud of our organization, the outstanding musical caliber of our members, and the exemplary performances that we put on throughout the year.   To many of us, our Company and Prelude groups are more than simply 30-60+ voices on-stage….it’s about inspiring a lifelong appreciation for the arts among young members, sharing the gift of music with audiences from all walks of life, and fostering a sense of pride within our community.

Please be aware that the Evergreen Children’s Chorale is a performance-oriented group. Specific vocal/dance instruction does not occur except in the practical context of rehearsals. This is not an organization dedicated to ‘teaching’ the child to sing. Improvement in range and tone will naturally occur with practice and self-confidence; however, ‘lessons’ are not given.

All Children are welcome to audition and become involved regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, affiliation, limitations or challenges. Spaces are limited to ensure the highest caliber of our ensembles but the best thing for you to do is to relax, enjoy yourself and feel good that you are gaining fabulous auditioning experience in this process. We will contact all auditionees of the results within 72 hours of the audition.

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!

Fees are as follows:
ECC Company (5th-8th grade) = $675 full year ($325 fall only, $450 spring only)
Prelude (2nd-4th grade) = $425 full year ($220 fall only, $275 spring only)

A refund may be requested within 21 days from the start of fall rehearsal less $50.  After this date, refunds are considered on a case-by-case situation.

All music, costumes, and uniforms for Company and Prelude members are provided. A Chorale/Prelude t-shirt or sweatshirt will also be provided for outside performances.

The ECC maintains an “Angel Fund” to provide free or discounted membership for members who cannot afford to pay dues and you can inquire about this support through the Business Manager.  Each year, ECC members participate in fundraising for the organization by selling a particular product or fundraising specifically for the Angel Fund account.

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