How To Join

All singers in the Platteville Children’s Choir, except Music Explorers, are admitted by audition. Singers currently in grades 2 through 7 may audition. Those who are members of the choir may remain in the program until they complete grade 8.

Audition to Join!

Auditions are held in late April or very early May of each year.  Additional auditions may be held in late summer or early fall as openings occur. Contact us by using the form found on every page.  Those accepted into the Choir must sign a contract with the choir stating their understanding and agreement with the expectations of the choir.

See the Music Explorers page for more information and how to join.

Who can audition for the Choir?

Children in the southwestern Wisconsin area who are in grades 2 through 7 and who like to sing. Potential singers are often nominated by their school music teacher; however, this is not necessary.  There is no audition for Music Explorers, although you should request a position on the roster before Oct. 1st as this choir frequently fills by that date.

What is the audition like?

The friendly directors will have the child sing some familiar songs with and without piano accompaniment and will check the singer’s voice range. They will rate the singer’s ability to match pitch, remember rhythms, read words, follow instructions and read music. They will also observe the singer’s breath support, posture, vocal technique, and tonal memory. This does not mean the singer must be greatly advanced in any of these areas, but it does help the teacher know in which areas learning is required and helps with the proper choir placement. The most important quality children need is a clear and pleasant singing voice, a love to sing and an ability to match pitch. We are a choral music education organization and teach the child how to sing and sing chorally. The total audition is about 10 minutes long.

What if I’m too afraid?

The directors who do the auditions are teachers, know and love children, are kind and gentle, and will be very supportive. A parent or guardian may accompany the singer for the audition at the discretion of the singer, but siblings and friends are not allowed in the room.

Do I need to prepare something or bring something to the audition?

No. Nothing needs to be brought and no preparation is required. However, it is useful for the singer to sing with someone, become comfortable singing by themselves, and practice singing their own part in a round like “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”

When and where are the auditions held?

Regular auditions are in early May.  Additional auditions may be held in August as openings occur.  Use the contact fill-in form to request an audition. Typically, this is held on a Saturday morning in Platteville.

How do I sign up for an audition?

Complete the contact fill-in form found on every webpage to contact the audition scheduler. A Children’s Choir representative will contact you with more information about auditions for the next season.

When will I be notified of the audition result?

Everyone who auditions will receive a written notice giving the audition results and possible choir placement for your child within two weeks of the audition.

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Parent Information

Welcome Letter

Thank you for interest in this year's Platteville Children's Choir! Please see the Welcome Letter for 2019-20 with pertinent information.

2019-20 Family Guide

See the Family Guide which includes "everything" related to the PCC: Family Guide 2019-2020

Singer Agreement

Singers and Parents of singers must read, sign, and return the Singer Contract for 2019-2020.

Music Explorers

Welcome Letter

For Music Explorers we have a special Welcome Letter.

Agreement Letter

Please see the Music Explorer Agreement Letter for 2019-2020 for specific information and the agreement for participation in Music Explorers.

Upcoming Events

Nov
18
Mon
6:30 pm All Choirs Rehearsal!
All Choirs Rehearsal!
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ALL CHOIRS REHEARSE at the Center for Fine Arts (CFA) UW Platteville.
Nov
25
Mon
7:00 pm Fall Concert @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Fall Concert @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Concert Details: Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, UW-Platteville Platteville Chorale and Children’s Choirs Purchase your reserved seats at the University Box Office 608-342-1298 or online at www.uwplatt.edu/box-office/tickets. Adults $10 ~ Students $6 …

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Dec
2
Mon
6:30 pm All Choirs Rehearsal
All Choirs Rehearsal
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ALL CHOIRS REHEARSE at the CFA, UW Platteville; Holiday Gala rehearsal.
Dec
6
Fri
7:30 pm HOLIDAY GALA @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
HOLIDAY GALA @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Holiday Gala will be at the Center for Fine Arts (CFA), UW Platteville ALL CHOIRS report to CFA choral music room at 7:00 pm dressed in concert uniform. IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE GALA The Gala is a …

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Dec
7
Sat
7:00 pm Holiday Gala – Platteville Chorale @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Holiday Gala – Platteville Chorale @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brodbeck Auditorium, UW-Platteville Center for the Arts UW-Platteville Orchestra, Choirs and Instrumental Ensembles Music Department Scholarship Fundraiser
Dec
9
Mon
6:30 pm All Choir Rehearsal @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
All Choir Rehearsal @ Center for the Arts, Brodbeck Concert Hall
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ALL CHOIRS REHEARSE at the CFA, UW Platteville.
Dec
10
Tue
7:30 pm HOLIDAY CONCERT @ Municipal Building
HOLIDAY CONCERT @ Municipal Building
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Report to Platteville Municipal Building at 7:00; sing at 7:30.  Concert is free! Wear concert dress; singers may accessorize with holiday antlers, hats, scarves, etc.

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Feel free to contact our staff by using the following form or call our Administrator, Margaret Ruf at 608-732-2134.

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