Come Sing With Us!
We are delighted that you are interested in joining the Children’s Voices of Southern Maryland! We have three wonderful choirs and are looking forward to extending our program in the near future.
Children and youth are placed in the appropriate choir through low-pressure, fun auditions. Your child will attend weekly rehearsals led by CVSM’s accomplished conductors. Each choir performs throughout the year, in the community and in formal concerts. The Choir's repertoire spans from classical music to jazz, gospel, folk, musical theater, and international music.
"The fact that children can make beautiful music is less important than the fact that music can make beautiful children." - Cheryl Lavender
If you are interested in having your child join our choirs, please contact Ms Georgia at to set up a meeting and brief audition.
All children will participate in a relaxed and friendly audition with Ms Georgia. Please bring your registration form with you at that time; students do not need to prepare anything for the audition. The audition will include singing back phrases of a familiar song, clapping rhythms, elementary note reading (if the child has taken previous music lessons), and other simple musical tasks. We want to get to know our vocalists individually so we can offer the best possible experience for them in CVSM.
Children match and repeat pitches and rhythms, are competent English readers and function comfortably in the group rehearsal environment
They develop their well-supported healthy singing voice (head-voice) and work weekly on age and ability appropriate music, continually building vocal skills while having a great time!
They sing unison and occasionally two-part repertoire, including rounds, in many languages.
They learn simple choreography to match the songs, allowing them to channel their energy through the music and movement.
Children continue to hone posture, breathing, and vocal technique, developing a greater degree of musical independence through part-singing, sight-singing, and aural skills. They continue to improve their note and rhythm reading.
They participate in discussions regarding style, cultural context, and history of various repertoire.
They are local ambassadors of the Choir and represent the organization at events. Choristers are becoming vocal and social leaders through the development of their musical skills and confidence. This ensemble begins advanced level repertoire singing in two, three and four-part rounds.
They continue to improve their performance skills, incorporating simple choreography, rhythm instruments, and choir bells.
At this level, choristers sing independently in three-four parts. They demonstrate advanced vocal techniques, fluency in sight-reading and harmony, and perform music successfully in a variety of languages and styles.
Advanced sight-singing and aural skills, an understanding and analysis of the choral score, a secure sense of vocal independence and adaptability as a performer are taught and emphasized.
Youth take on elected roles to further develop leadership and independence both in and out of the Choir program.
Home study is required intermittently throughout the year.
Will rehearse at MGCAA (7454 Woodhaven Dr., La Plata, MD 20646) Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 pm.
Sign Up To Audition!
Audition Sign-Ups are now available for our 2020 season!
All choristers are required to fill out the registration form which can be found above. After filling out this form, please bring it with you to your audition or email it to Ms Georgia. Previous choristers must register however, they do not need to re-audition.
We are looking forward to lots of wonderful rehearsals and three incredible performances!
To audition, email Ms Georgia at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Charles County Arts Alliance and Maryland State Arts Council.