Young Artist in Residence Program

Young artist in residence program
 

What is the Young Artists in Residence Program?

  • The Charlotte Symphony Chorus, led by Dr. Kenney Potter, is sponsoring an innovative program to strengthen choral music in our community.
  • Talented high school choristers will be selected to sing with the Charlotte Symphony Chorus and the Charlotte Symphony when they perform Old American Songs by Aaron Copland in February 2018, experiencing firsthand the joy of singing in a high-quality symphonic chorus.
 

How do students apply?

  • Please download the application form here. It has a section for the student to complete and for the choral director or voice teacher to complete.
  • Choral directors or voice teachers should send applications to Joel King, Chairman of the CSC Community Engagement Committee, by November 1, 2017.
  • Students will attend a brief audition on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:15 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.
  • Audition repertoire will be same as the NC Honors Chorus audition repertoire, or a prepared art song. An accompanist will be provided.
 

Who is eligible?

The student must be a rising junior or senior.
 

How will students be selected?

Students will be selected based on their application, teacher recommendation, audition, and likelihood that they will benefit from this experience.
 

What dates do students need to set aside?

The students will be contacted in early November and given an audition date and time. Students will rehearse with CSC on Tuesday nights from 7:30-10 p.m., January 9-30, and have dress rehearsals and performances from January 31-February 3.
 

Will students have help learning their music?

Successful applicants will be expected to work with their vocal coach or chorus teacher to prepare for rehearsals ahead of time. Students do not need to memorize Old American Songs, or be performance-ready before the first rehearsal. However, students should be familiar with their parts before each rehearsal. They should not be sight-reading during rehearsals.
 

What are the benefits of this program?

Successful apprentices will receive certificates of appreciation and, upon request, letters of recommendation for use with college applications. The Charlotte Symphony Chorus, for their part, will have the experience of making tangible contributions to the musical education of promising young members of the Charlotte choral community.
 

How much time is required of the student's choral director?

We have designed this program so that the choral director's time commitment is minimal. Choral directors are involved in the nomination process by distributing, collecting, and sending the nomination forms and their recommendations to Charlotte Symphony Chorus. No additional time is required of the choral director.

 

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