Under the direction of Paul McGovern, the Southern Maine Children's Choir is open to treble voices grades 4 - 12, who have an interest in and love of singing, and are able to focus in a rehearsal lasting one hour and fifteen minutes. They are expected to be able to sing on pitch with a pleasant tone quality, maintain their own part when singing in harmony, and have a well-developed tonal memory. Previous experience singing in a choir is preferred. Prospective members do not have to know how to read music in order to join.
For the audition, candidate singers have the option of singing a prepared song or a familiar song, such as “Happy Birthday.” The audition will also include singing back pitch patterns and a range check. The audition will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
The date of the group's next concert will be Thursday, May 9, 2013 at
7 p.m., in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus. The Southern Maine Children's Choir is a member of the acclaimed USM Youth Ensembles, operated by the University of Southern Maine since 1995.
For more information, contact Binney Brackett, (207) 780-5003, email@example.com.