BIf your child enjoys singing, the Statesboro Youth Chorale will hold auditions from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday inside the Averitt Center and this year has expanded the chorale.
The chorale has added two new choirs: The Mambo is a middle school show choir, and the Dolce offers younger children ages 4 and 5 the opportunity to experiment with rhythms, music and movement. Along with the two new choirs, the Youth Chorale also welcomes new faculty members.
Artistic Director Dr. Tamara Watson Harper is returning for her second year as the director for the Youth Chorale and is looking forward to Sunday's auditions.
"Last year we added a high school show choir, and that was a tremendous success," she said. "So this year we've added a middle school show choir in addition to our standard choir."
There are a great deal of choirs to choose from, starting at age 4 all the way up to 12th grade.
"One thing I'm really excited about is our Solo Contare, which is a private lesson," Harper said.
Students will learn the basics of vocal techniques and also how to become a singing actor.
"A lot of these really detailed nuances that a lot of young people don't have the opportunity to study in the public chorale systems, they can get here with the Statesboro Youth Chorale," Harper said.
The actual audition should take only a few minutes, Harper said, and it will be a bit longer for the show choir auditions, as performing a short routine is required.
"The auditions are really just a chance for us to get to hear the voice, meet the student and help place them in an environment where they will be successful for their skill level," Harper said.
For specific audition instructions and locations within the Averitt Center, visit www.averittcenterforthearts.org or call Harper at (404) 918-5996.