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Auditions for the Terre Haute Children's Choir set for Sept. 3-Sept. 5

August 22, 2014

The Terre Haute Children's Choir fall auditions are set for 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 3-Sept. 5, at the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the Indiana State University campus.

The Terre Haute Children's Choir offers three different choirs to accommodate the singing experiences of all children, ages 7 and up. Children may progress to the more advanced choirs through bi-annual auditions.

The auditions, which will be held in room 150, are the directors' placement tools used to determine the best fit for each child.

"All children are placed in the choir after auditioning. It is an informal setting, and there is no need to worry," said Crystal Myers, the choir's coordinator.

Sing Up! is a choir intended for younger children, who have little formal training or performance experience. Each week is filled with games, songs and vocal exercises. These activities focus on building a love for vocal music and performance, while at the same time instilling solid vocal technique, music reading skills and an exposure to a wide variety of music from all around the world and throughout history.

Lyric Choir is an intermediate choir in which singers learn basic vocal production, singing in-tune, how to follow along in their music and how to blend with other singers to achieve a beautiful unison sound.

In Treble Choir, singers build on vocal technique and blending. They learn to harmonize through the use of two and three part music. Greater sight-singing skills are utilized.

The choir meets 4:30-6 p.m. every Wednesday of the school year in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, located on the Indiana State campus on the corner of 7th and Chestnut streets. Classes begin Sept. 10 and run through Dec. 10. The fall concert will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 in University Hall. Fees are $120 for the fall semester or $220 for both fall and spring semesters. Sibling discounts available.

The Terre Haute Children's Choir is a program offered by the The Community School of the Arts, an Indiana State University Unbounded Possibilities initiative, providing the communities of the Wabash Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to participate in non-credit classes in music, theater and visual art. CSA welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels to experience professional and affordable instruction in the performing and fine arts.

To view the fall schedule online, go to Call the CSA office at 812-237-2528 if you would like a printed schedule mailed to you or for information about financial aid. Parking passes are available for purchase by students of the Community School of the Arts for $1 per semester and may be obtained through the office.