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Audition With Us!

Open Auditions April 22 - 5-7 PM at 715 Harvard Ave, Swarthmore

We're looking for new voices to join the CCC! Open auditions are being held on Friday, April 22 at our office located on the Swarthmore College campus. Children ages 7-17 who live or attend school in Chester are eligible to audition.

Our more than 80 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 students.

The fun keeps going at our six-week, full-day summer program that features music, math, dance, 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 edenofi1@swarthmore.edu.

Auditions

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. 

If selected to join the CCC, a child will join the program beginning in June 2022.

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 edenofi1@swarthmore.edu

What if my child can’t attend on April 22?

Please contact us to make arrangements to audition at another time. Call or text us at (610) 348-8234 or via email at edenofi1@swarthmore.edu

Can my child audition virtually?

Yes, please call or text us at (610) 348-8234 or via email at edenofi1@swarthmore.edu. Please note that rehearsals are held in-person.

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

Yes.

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 both on campus 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. Masks are currently required at rehearsals.

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