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Audition With Us!

We're Looking for New Voices!

Open Auditions - Saturday, April 27, 2024  
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 3rd thru 5th graders
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - 6th thru 11th graders

CCC HQ at swarthmore college
715 harvard ave. swarthmore, pa 19081

Children in grades 3-11 who live or attend school in Chester are eligible to audition.

Our more than 100 children are joyful, accomplished, exuberant and playful! They love to sing all different kinds of music - from Handel’s Messiah to The Beatles’ “Let It Be.” 

In addition to singing, we also practice math before every rehearsal. Each child receives individualized instruction from both a full-time math teacher and Swarthmore College student math coaches.

The fun keeps going at our five-week, full-day summer program that features music, math, reading, science and swimming. 

Know a child who loves music? Send them our way! Auditions can be scheduled by calling or texting us at (610) 348-8234 or via email at


The audition process is informal. Our Executive and Artistic Director, John Alston and Assistant Music Director Sean Tripline will explain the program and engage in activities to gauge a child’s musical ability. Children do not need to prepare any music but are welcome to perform a favorite song if they choose. No prior musical training is required. An audition is approximately 10 minutes. 

Program Schedule

Our program is year-round. Divided by age groups, our children rehearse twice per week - once Monday-Thursday and as a full choir on Saturdays. Rehearsals include 60 - 90 minutes  of math instruction followed by 60 - 90 minutes of music instruction.

Beginning in June, our children participate in our full-day summer program.

Rehearsals and the summer program are held at Swarthmore College. Roundtrip transportation is provided. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an audition?

Auditions can be scheduled by calling or texting us at (610) 348-8234 or via email at


Can my child audition virtually?

Yes, please call or text us at (610) 348-8234 or via email at Please note that rehearsals are held in-person.

Can I be in the room during my child's audition?


How long is an audition?

An audition is no longer than 10 minutes.

Are the auditions recorded?

Auditions are not recorded.

When will my child find out if they are invited to join the CCC?

Students who are selected to join the CCC will be notified within a week of auditions.

Is transportation to rehearsals available?

Yes, roundtrip transportation is provided to all CCC activities. Students can be picked up from school or their home.

When are performances held?

Our children perform at 7-12 concerts each year at Swarthmore College during the spring, summer and winter as well at local organizations including retirement communities and churches.

What are your health and safety protocols?

The CCC is a program of Swarthmore College and as such we follow their health and safety protocols. 

All CCC staff are fully-vaccinated in keeping with Swarthmore College requirements.