Placement auditions for the Ames Children’s Choirs begin Aug. 19

Placement auditions for the 2013-14 season of the Ames Children’s Choirs (ACC) will be conducted from Aug. 19-Sept. 7.

The program includes three choirs, Preparatory Choir, Chorale, and Concert Choir, for boys and girls ages 8-18 with unchanged voices. The choirs perform an annual holiday concert in December and spring concert in May 2014. In addition, the choirs provide numerous performances for central Iowa communities and have toured regionally, nationally and internationally.

For the placement audition, singers are encouraged to sing a folk or patriotic song but are welcome to audition without a prepared song. No previous experience or vocal training is required for participation in the choirs, only the ability to match pitch and maintain a melody and the desire and commitment to participate in a choral ensemble of excellence.

A tuition fee will be assessed to cover the cost of facilities, instruction, music and administration. Conductors Jade Fox and Misty Renze will direct the auditions and encourage all children with a love of music to strongly consider participation.

Please contact Shon Stephenson, executive assistant, at or 515-290-1422 to receive more information about the program and/or to arrange for a specific audition time.