Philadelphia Girls Choir is now accepting video audition submissions! This year, we are particularly looking for students starting at age 6 to enter our training program, as well as older elementary school students. There are also some positions available in the middle school tier.
(If you are unable to submit a video, you can schedule a brief online screening. Click here to send us your information and schedule a screening).
After a video is submitted, we will survey it and contact you within two weeks to let you know if you are invited to come for a final callback audition at our choir facility. As the current social distancing measures due to the coronavirus continue throughout the summer, we are scheduling online auditions (video conferencing) between you and one of our conductors, instead of an in-person audition.
Video Audition Instructions
1. Listen to the song America, the Beautiful. Below is a recording and a copy of the music.
1a. Listen to the song Kitty Alone. Below is a recording and a copy of the music.
2. Practice singing the song in the same key as the music we have provided. America, the Beautiful is in C Major – starting note is G. Kitty Alone is in E Major – starting note is E. If you are not used to singing the song in that range of your voice, listen to the recording and sing along with it several times, until you are comfortable with it.
3. When you are ready, record a video of yourself. First, state your first and last name, then your age, then sing the song in the correct key. You can play the recordings here to give you the correct starting note):
America, the Beautiful starting note:
Kitty Alone starting note:
You can use the camera on a phone or any other device to record the video. It must be in one of the following common video formats: Quicktime Movie (.mov), Windows Media Video (.wmv), MP4 Video File (.mp4), or Audio Video Interleave (.avi). If you cannot create a video in one of these formats, e-mail email@example.com and we will try to help.
4. Fill out the form below, press “NEXT” and then upload your video. If you recorded the video on your phone, it might be easiest to visit this webpage on your phone to fill out the form and upload your video.
If you have any difficulty uploading the file, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find a way for you to get the file to us.