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Now auditioning grades 5-12 for January 2022 enrollment!

In a joyful and supportive environment, choristers in Northwest Girlchoir learn a lot and have fun! In 5 different choir levels, they develop healthy singing technique, build musicianship skills, grow as performers, and work as a team. They prepare for professional-calibre season concerts and community performances throughout the year and go on tours! Scroll down to read more about each choir level.

 

Rehearsals run September - June and take place at North Seattle Church at 2150 N 122nd St, Seattle, WA 98133.

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How to AUDITION:

Northwest Girlchoir’s audition process is low pressure and fun! During the 20-minute audition, Interim Artistic Director Andrew Seifert will check your daughter's voice quality, range, and listening skills by having her sing a series of simple patterns. He will be looking at your daughter's ability to focus and take direction, her interest in learning new things, and her kind/positive character.

For girls 6th grade and above, we recommend some previous musical training (not necessarily vocal). Good examples of this would be playing an instrument (e.g. piano, violin), performing in a band or orchestra or participating in a church or school choir. The singer should prepare one short, non-"pop" song (i.e. "My Country 'Tis of Thee," "Twinkle, Twinkle") to sing without accompaniment. Parents are asked to sit in on auditions.

Auditions are held throughout the spring and summer for fall enrollment and in December for January enrollment options. 

An audition is required for 5th-12th graders.
 

To sign up for an audition for January 2022 entry, fill out the following form.

Tuition & Scholarship

Northwest Girlchoir offers several payment plans to accommodate families. Northwest Girlchoir also values accessibility and diversity, and has a long-standing, growing financial aid program. We encourage participation by any enthusiastic young singer regardless of ability to pay full tuition.

Choir LevelS, Grades 3-12

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Fresca

Grades 3+

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 4:30-6:00pm

Conductor Jura Litchfield leads the Fresca choir, which builds a foundation for enjoyment and success in Northwest Girlchoir. There is focus on developing concentration, attention span, and the skills to work together as a group. Our goals are to learn to sing with relaxed, healthy tone and beautiful vowels, follow a music score, read basic rhythms and pitch patterns, to sing unison and 2-part songs, and to have fun!

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Jura Litchfield

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Vivace

Grades 7+

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm 

Under the direction of Beth Ann Bonnecroy, the choristers in Vivace sing in 3 or more parts, experience more sophisticated repertoire, and often join with our Amore choristers on commissioned new works. They have expanded performing opportunities, both during mainstage concerts and throughout the community. Vivace singers receive instruction in developing their maturing singing voices and are choral leaders-in-training. 

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Beth Ann Bonnecroy

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Ensemble

Grades 10-12

Amore rehearsals plus Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm with a 30 minute private voice lesson to follow 

Ensemble is made up of a small group of auditioned Amore singers who want the experience and challenge of performing in a smaller group. Their repertoire includes more a cappella singing, chamber music, and pop and vocal jazz arrangements. Each Ensemble singer has one individual voice lesson during the fall. Ensemble is a featured performer at Spring Fling, Northwest Girlchoir's annual fundraising event.

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Andrew Seifert

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Amabile

Grades 5+

Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm

Led by Andrew Seifert, this level offers choristers the opportunity to develop confidence in singing a wide variety of 2-part repertoire. Amabile singers develop more advanced ear training and music reading skills, as well as more accurate intonation and an expanded vocal range. With more rehearsal time, girls also start to build stronger friendships and a deep sense of responsibility for, and pride in, their choir community. 

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Andrew Seifert

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Amore

Grades 9-12

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:45pm, one Sunday per month,

5:30-8:30pm 

Andrew Seifert leads the Amore level, where choristers participate in sophisticated musicmaking, through the complexity and beauty of the repertoire, the independence and skills necessary to learn the music and texts, and the increasing demands for consistent, healthy, and brilliant vocal tone. Amore choristers share their talents and love of singing in performances throughout Puget Sound and participate in regional choral festivals and international tours.

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Andrew Seifert