Schedule a Placement INTerVIEW

For Edwardsville Chorale at SIUE

Join us for our 2024-2025 Season!

Welcome! The St. Louis Children’s Choirs is thrilled to announce the Edwardsville Chorale under the direction of Dr. Alicia Canterbury Vorel, Assistant Professor of Music Education on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE).

Thank you for your interest in The St. Louis Children’s Choirs. Friendly and fun, placement interviews are a great way for us to get to know one another! Placement Interviews consist of your child singing a short song followed by a short informational meeting. Your singer's ensemble placement is based on age, skill, maturity, and availability. We have an ensemble for every singer!

Quick Links: Placement, Rehearsals, Performances, Tuition

Upcoming Placement Interview Dates for Edwardsville

May 30: 6 – 8 pm

July 18: 6 – 8 pm

July 25: 6 – 8 pm

August 8: 6 – 8 pm

August 15: 6 – 8 pm

August 17: 10 am – 2 pm


*Additional dates and times may be added. Please check below for current availability. There are limited spots for each audition day.

Looking to audition for the Ensembles in St. Louis? Visit here.

Please sign-up for your placement interview by selecting your grade below:

Choose the day and time that work best for you. We look forward to meeting you!

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in singing with us! We are auditioning throughout the season and would love to welcome your singer to our choir family. Audition times are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:30 PM.

Please call or email us with your child’s name, age/grade, and your preferred day of the week. We’ll get right back to you to confirm a date and time. Remote auditions via Zoom are available by request – just let us know. We look forward to singing with you soon!

Friendly and fun, auditions are a great way for us to get to know one another!

  • Plan on 30-45 minutes to include a short informational meeting.
  • Grades 1 – 5 will sing a short nursery rhyme such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” or “Happy Birthday.”
  • Grades 6 – 12 will sing “America the Beautiful” and sight read a piece of music provided at the audition.
  • Dress is casual but neat.

Registration is suggested within 2 weeks of the placement interview. If you have any questions, email us at edwardsville@slccsing.org.

Who Can Join The Choirs?

  • Students who have a love of singing and are entering grades 4-7 in the Fall of 2024. No prior musical training is required!

Rehearsals

Thursdays, 6 to 8 pm in the Choir Room in Dunham Hall at SIUE 50 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62026.

  • Fall Rehearsals begin the end of August
  • No Rehearsals Mid-December- Mid January
  • Winter/Spring Rehearsals begin second week of January
  • No Rehearsals for Spring Break Mid to late March
  • March - August: Auditions

The campus of SIUE is basically a large circle.  Auditions and rehearsals will occur in Dunham Hall and specifically in the choir room or in a nearby classroom.  Click here to view the campus map.  Park in Parking Lot E.  There is no fee for parking during the times you will be on campus. When entering the building, the choir room is located directly on the right.  Other classrooms we may use for auditions are conveniently located nearby the choir room.

Click here for the 2024/2025 Rehearsal Schedule for locations, dates and times.

Performances

The Choirs perform in four concerts per year: October, December, February and May. There are additional opportunities throughout the year with our collaborative partners including St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Opera Theatre and others.

Click here for the 2024/2025 Concert Schedule for locations, dates and times.

Tuition

It is our goal to make it possible for any child who loves to sing to be a member of our choir family. Thanks to the support of our generous donors, tuition assistance and scholarships are available. We are here to help, so please don't hesitate to call on us.

Click here for the 2024/2025 Tuition Fees and Payment Options.

“When parents ask me how to instill a love of music in their children, I enthusiastically recommend The St. Louis Children’s Choirs. The Children’s Choirs gave my son a love for great music and I am continually impressed with the artistry and excellence reflected by the students in the program. The beauty of their singing and the heartfelt sincerity they bring to their work is extraordinary.”

David Halen, Concertmaster, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in singing with us! We are auditioning throughout the season and would love to welcome your singer to our choir family. Audition times are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:30 PM.

Please call or email us with your child’s name, age/grade, and your preferred day of the week. We’ll get right back to you to confirm a date and time. Remote auditions via Zoom are available by request – just let us know. We look forward to singing with you soon!

Friendly and fun, auditions are a great way for us to get to know one another!

  • Plan on 30-45 minutes to include a short informational meeting.
  • Grades 1 – 5 will sing a short nursery rhyme such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” or “Happy Birthday.”
  • Grades 6 – 12 will sing “America the Beautiful” and sight read a piece of music provided at the audition.
  • Dress is casual but neat.

Curious what A Placement Interview is like? Here all about it from our Choir students below!

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