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Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

540-432-4650
svcc@emu.edu

 

REDUCED TUITION RATES for 2017/2018!
See below for details

Auditions

To schedule an audition, call 540-432-4650, or email svcc@emu.edu

Auditions are for children and youth in grades 2-12 who love to sing, want to learn how to sight read and enjoy performing. The choir is a wonderful community building activity!

Acceptance into the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir is based on interest, commitment, enthusiasm and musical ability. Children who love to sing, can match pitch and have positive, cooperative attitudes are invited to audition.

Auditions are held twice each year, at the Eastern Mennonite Seminary building, in room 203, on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University. (see map).  Call 540-432-4650 to schedule your audition.

Come ready to sing familiar songs such as “Happy Birthday”, “Row Your Boat”, and an echo game. A short, eight-minute meeting and listening time is all that is required. No prepared solo is needed. Following the audition, children often ask, “Is that all?” Indeed! The audition is not intimidating, difficult, or worrisome!

You may also consider the Explorers program for children ages 5-8. These non-auditioned, non-performing classes, use movement, games and fun to teach children good singing technique, music reading and music fundamentals.  If you are interested in this program, download the Explorers Registration Form, complete and mail it to:  SVCC, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Rates for 2017-18 are as follows:

  • Prep Choir: Six Payments of $45 (total of $270 - Reduced from $510!)
  • Treble Choir: Six Payments of $65 (total of $390 - Reduced from $570!)
  • Concert Choir: Six Payments of $110 (total of $660)
  • Explorers:  $130 per semester

 
Additional Fees

A non-refundable Registration Fee of $150 will be charged to all choir participants (does not apply to Explorers classes) for each calendar year of involvement.  Families with multiple children in the choir will be granted a $25 registration discount for second, third and fourth children.  For example, the first child pays the full price of $150.  Any additional children pay $125.   

A uniform fee of $25 is to be paid annually at the time of registration.  

Financial Assistance

If your family needs financial assistance, download the Financial Assistance Request Form.