Princeton Girlchoir (PGC) and Princeton Boychoir (PBC) welcome children of various experience levels. A strong desire to learn, a musical ear, ability to match pitch, and an eagerness to share music with others are key to a successful audition.
We are currently able to take auditions for our beginner Girlchoirs which start in grade 3, as well as any boy singer in grades 3-12. All other interested singers who would like to audition may add their information to our Audition Interest List.
For questions related to auditions, contact us via email at Auditions@WestrickMusic.org or by phone at (609) 688-1888.
Signup for your audition
If you are new to PGC or PBC, or if you were on a leave of absence from the choirs during the 2019-2020 season, signing up for an audition is as easy as 1, 2, 3 (or do, re, mi)!
- Click here to complete the new chorister application
- Submit the completed application and $25 application fee
- Once you’ve hit submit, click on the Audition Video Submission Instructions & Outline (view outline below)
And that’s it – following your audition, you can expect to hear from us via email regarding your singer’s placement. We look forward to meeting you and hearing you sing!
If you have not yet completed your choir placement hearing, please reach out to the office ASAP at Auditions@WestrickMusic.org or by phone at (609) 688-1888.
What to expect in your audition
This year, new choristers are given the option to choose either a live audition via zoom or to submit audition videos. Choristers who submit audition videos will receive recording and submission instructions after you submit your audition application. Live Auditions will be conducted over zoom and will last for approximately 12-15 minutes.
What will you be asked to do? Check out this audition outline for a preview of the video auditions.
We aim to hold auditions that are as low-key and enjoyable as possible. We want singers to be relaxed so that they can show us their best abilities! A good night’s sleep, mental preparation, and prior understanding of what is covered in auditions is suggested. In the audition, singers will be asked to introduce themselves, sing a Major scale and a familiar song like “Row, Row, Row Your Boat, or “Happy Birthday”. This will help our music directors better understand your singer’s’ current level of musical ability. We accept as many musically qualified singers as we are able, and place them in the choir in which they will be most successful.
We want you to relax, have a good time and show us your best singing voice!
More questions? Check out our Audition FAQs.
What will the choirs look like in Fall 2020?
All programs of Westrick Music Academy will begin virtually in the fall, with choristers meeting weekly via zoom for choir and musicianship training. We have an exciting lineup of virtual performances and events to look forward to, and will continue to monitor health and safety guidelines to determine when it is wise to begin meeting in person for a hybrid instruction model. Click here to see a glimpse of what this will look like.