Auditions for Ames choirs planned

Placement Auditions for the 2014-15 season of the Ames Children’s Choirs will be conducted from May 22 to 29.

The program includes three choirs, Preparatory Choir, Chorale, and Concert Choir for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 with unchanged voices. The choirs perform an annual Holiday Concert in December and Spring Concert in May. In addition the choirs provide numerous performances for central Iowa communities and have toured regionally, nationally, and internationally.

For the placement audition, singers are encouraged to sing a folk or patriotic song but are welcome to audition without a prepared song. No previous experience or vocal training is required for participation in the choirs, only the ability to match pitch and maintain a melody and the desire and commitment to participate in a choral ensemble of excellence. A tuition fee will be assessed to cover the cost of facilities, instruction, music, and administration.

Contact Shon Stephenson, Executive Assistant, at or (515) 290-1422 to receive more information about the program and/or to arrange for a specific audition time.