The Preparatory Program is designed for younger students, 6-7 years old, with little to no choral experience. Directed by a master music educator, children learn the basics of being in a choir without the pressure of performance. Singers learn rehearsal etiquette and the foundations of singing in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. No placement session is required. Rehearsals begin after Labor Day. If you are interested in this group, please register with the office by calling, 260.481.0481, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a fee to cover the cost of the director and materials used.
WHEN: This year the Preparatory Program will offer three 8-week sessions. All classes are held on Monday:
Session 1: Monday, September 11 – Monday, October 30, 4:45-5:30 pm
Session 2: Monday, November 13 & 20; December 4, 11, & 18; January 8, 22, & 29 (This accommodates a 2-week winter break and MLK Day)
Session 3: Monday, February 26 – Monday, March 26; April 9, 16, & 23 (Accommodates Spring Break the week of April 2)
WHERE: Classes meet at Holy Cross Lutheran School, 3425 Crescent Avenue.
HOW: Register through the FWCC office, 260.481.0481. No audition is needed for the Preparatory Program.
PERFORMANCES: Singers in the program give an informal concert for parents at the end of the 8-week session.
COST: $99/session or $275/3 sessions; Payment plans are available
The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir invites youth, in grades 3 – 12, to participate in our auditions. Open to any singer interested in pursuing their love for singing and passion for choral excellence, auditions are free and with no obligation. All ensembles of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir sing at season concerts, community festivals, civic events, and collaborate with many other arts organizations, such as the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Ballet, Heartland Sings, and others.
Students will be placed in the choir that best suits their needs. FWCC offers participation assistance for qualifying families.
The Audition: Potential FWCC members are tested on pitch matching, rhythmic skills, and music theory. The audition session is meant to be relaxed, fun, and non-intimidating, and takes approximately 30 minutes and usually includes 4-6 children of the same age. A parent information session is conducted at the same time. Following the session, the level of choir is determined for which the singer is ready. The child/parents/guardian is contacted with more information following the audition decision process. Singers may participate in a Fort Wayne or Whitley Community audition and designate at that time where they want to participate.
Auditions are held in May and June each year. If you missed auditions this year, but have a child who would like to participate, please call the office, (260) 481-0481, and we can schedule a time for your child to audition.