San Diego North Coast Singers announce auditions of grades 2-12 for new season


The San Diego North Coast Singers announce auditions for the upcoming 23rd season, and have added two choirs to the ranks of the four main ensembles.

“We have generated great momentum and expanded our reach in the community by adding a boys chorus directed by David Chase (director, La Jolla Symphony Chorus) and a women’s chamber ensemble, Sorelle San Diego,” said Sally Husch Dean, founder and artistic director.

Children and teenagers, grades 2–12, are invited to join for the 2015–2016 season. The choir offers interactive choral education and performance opportunities. The program serves more than 100 boys and girls in five ensembles. Weekly rehearsals are held in Encinitas or Solana Beach. The program is tuition-based, but need-based scholarships are available.

• The beginning choir (Giocoso) welcomes those in grades 2–4. Children of all levels and abilities are welcome with no experience.

• The intermediate choir (Brioso) welcomes grades 4–7. Acceptance is based on pitch matching and the ability to learn an independent part. Basic music literacy preferred but not required.

• The advance treble choir (Caprice), and the high school mixed choir (Capella) are selected by audition. Acceptance is based on intonation and tuning, music literacy, and the ability to hold a part; tone quality and vocal technique; attendance and effective participation at rehearsals, and attitude and overall contribution to the group.

• Returning this year will be the boys chorus, Ragazzi del Coro, welcoming all boys and young men in grades 2–12. This will be the third season for Ragazzi del Coro. No audition is necessary.

Auditions will take place at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church in Encinitas during June and July 2015. Enrollment by appointment will continue through September. To schedule a placement audition, email or call 760-944-1866.