Registration is open to sign up for the April 28 auditions for Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall Children’s Choir. CONTRIBUTED

Spivey Hall Children’s Choir announces auditions for 25th season

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall Children’s Choir has opened registration for its Saturday, April 28 auditions, according to a press release. The choir’s 25th season (2018 – 2019) begins in late August.

“Being involved in a chorus teaches these kids creativity, teamwork and risk taking,” said Dr. Martha Shaw, artistic director and founder of the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir. “School budget cuts have eliminated choir and other music programs in many schools, yet study after study shows that music learning enhances all aspects of learning, including language development and spatial intelligence. The students participating in our choir program see a positive effect on their academic achievement and overall well-being, while learning how to work together with confidence to create beautiful music.”

Shaw is looking for singers, boys and girls, between the ages of 10 and 13; no previous musical experience is necessary. Those wishing to audition must register in advance; there are three methods.

Complete and mail a paper application. Application forms can be downloaded from the Children’s Choir website.

Register online.

Call 678-466-5566.

There is a $10 registration fee.

The 170 members of the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program perform in three choirs and draw from 17 metro-Atlanta counties. The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir is the largest ensemble of the program, featuring some 120 singers ages 10 to 18. The Spivey Hall Young Artists features 60 students ages 10 through 13, and perform a wide range of repertoire that equips singers with the skills they need to participate in the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir.


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