ARC Children’s Choir Auditions

The first audition date for 2019 will be Wednesday 30th January 4.30pm, at the Bridge Preston 218 High St Preston.

Following our inital intake for the year,  limited auditions for ARC Children’s Choir can be held Wednesday afternoons during our weekly rehearsals.

To book an audition please contact Amelia on 0434 356 688 or email

Auditions at primary schools in Darebin

Auditions may also be arranged at primary schools in the City of Darebin during  Term  2 2019. If your school is interested in this please contact us to discuss.

ARC Children’s Choir Audition Policy

ARC Children’s Choir is an auditioned choir. The recommended minium age for auditions is 8 years. Children aged 6-7 may be considered if they are able to maintain focus during an hour long rehearsal session.

ARC Children’s Choir has established two distinct choral groups – a Children’s Group for begnning/youngers singers (generally primary school aged – grades 1-4) and a Youth Group for more experienced/older singers (Grades 5/6 and Year 7/8/9). The full choir of all ages also regularly learn and perform pieces together.

All Children being considered for the ARC Children’s Choir are required to undergo a short audition. Most auditions will only take 5-10 minutes and will be undertaken in small groups.

Children do not have to prepare any songs for this audition. During the audition, children will be tested on their:

  • Voice range
  • Pitch (ability to sing in tune)
  • Musicality
  • Ability to follow the instructions of the conductor.

Parents/carers will be informed of the outcome of the audition in writing, via email or post. There are two outcomes of the audition.

1. Children offered a place in the ARC Children’s Choir.

Parents/carers will be offered a place for your  child in writing. Parents/carers will be asked to confirm acceptance of and complete the ARC Children’s Choir Enrolment form.  This form must be completed prior to the child commencing rehearsals. This form includes:

  • Child and parent contact information.
  • Emergency contact information and Medical alerts.
  • Permission for photos/videos.
  • Parent helper expression of interest.

2. Children not offered a place in the choir.

Parents/carers will be informed in writing if your child is not offered a place in choir. In this instance, they may be provided with suggestions on how to improve their skills or readiness to be in a formal training choir and may be encouraged to audition again at a later date. If any parents would like to discuss feedback received please contact