Frequently Asked Questions

When are auditions?
The SFGC School holds auditions twice a year, in January and June.

How often does the Chorus School rehearse?
Twice weekly for Levels I, II, and III (Tuesdays and Thursdays in San Francisco, from 4-6 pm; Wednesdays and Fridays in Oakland, from 4-6 pm); and 3-4 times weekly for Level IV. Occasionally additional rehearsals and performances are held.

What are the requirements for acceptance to the Chorus School?
Auditions are open to girls ages 7 through 12. For singers at the younger end of the age range, no previous music background is required. However, successful auditionees must be able to hear and match pitches, follow directions in the audition, be free of hoarseness and other vocal difficulties, and read simple sentences. Older auditionees should have some experience reading music.

What if I can't afford the tuition?
The Chorus School has an excellent need-based scholarship program, for which we raise funds throughout the year. No matter what your financial situation, we encourage all who are interested to audition: if your daughter has been accepted and you need assistance, you may apply for a tuition scholarship.

I live in the East Bay.
Can you tell me about the East Bay program?

The East Bay program meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose Street, in Berkeley, from 4 to 6pm. We offer the same curriculum as the San Francisco program with the same Level Directors.