West Michigan Symphony Announces Children’s Choir Auditions

Muskegon, Michigan, Aug. 19, 2014 – West Michigan Symphony (WMS) will hold fall auditions for its Children’s Choir Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The Children’s Choir partners with WMS in the performance of orchestral works that include children’s voices, offering choral training and experience to school children throughout the Lakeshore. The Choir focuses on establishing a foundation of vocal technique, musical literacy and musicianship through quality children’s choir literature. Members will have opportunities to participate in the Symphony’s regular season and will present two independent concerts throughout the year.

The Choir is open to boys and girls ages 8-11. Members will be selected through an audition process held each spring and fall. The auditions for the 2014 season will be held on Sept. 9 beginning at 6 p.m. Audition times must be scheduled. No prior choir experience or preparation is required to audition.

Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays from mid-September through March from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Block, located at 360 W. Western Avenue, second floor, in Muskegon.

The ensemble will be directed by Beth Slimko, an experienced music teacher and choral director. Slimko currently directs the North Muskegon Public School choir program and is vocal music specialist for elementary music.

There is an annual membership fee of $200. Need-based financial assistance is available. Applications and choir forms will be available at the audition.

Those interested in fall auditions or would like more information for the Children’s Choir should contact Karen Vander Zanden, WMS director of education, at 231-928-5738 to arrange an audition time.

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts