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Are you Interested in Auditioning for Children of the Gospel?

Eligible age range: 9-18 years old
Deadline for Online Submissions: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 11:59pm ET

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Auditions for Children of the Gospel Choir consist of two rounds: a preliminary online screening through Submittable.com and a secondary in person audition with COTG faculty.

1. Register for the preliminary online audition through https://washingtonperformingarts.submittable.com/submit.

  • Select Children of the Gospel Choir Vocal Auditions by clicking the “Submit” button.
  • You’ll be prompted to sign-in or create a free Submittable.com account at the bottom of the page.

2. Using the Submittable.com audition portal, submit video recordings of two (2) selections:

  • Star Spangled Banner (a cappella).
  • A selection chosen from the song list found on the Submittable audition webpage. Your second selection should include musical accompaniment such as piano, guitar, or prerecorded track.

3. Washington Performing Arts Staff will notify you of your audition results and, if applicable, schedule your in person audition time.

4. Candidates who advance to Round 2 will participate in the following activities as a part of the live audition.

  • Candidates will sing two (2) selections.
  • Candidates will participate in musicianship exercises.
  • Candidates will participate in movement and stage presence exercises.

Auditions will be scheduled at the beginning of each of two performance cycles:

  • September 2021 – December 2021
  • January 2022 – June 2022

Deadline for Online Submissions: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 11:59pm ET

Next In Person Audition: Saturday, August 27, 2022. Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

***Please Note: As a part of our vocal and musicianship curriculum, all newly accepted and current choir members are expected to participate in our Fall Overnight Choir Retreat: Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2022.

If you have questions, contact us at gospelchoirs@washingtonperformingarts.org.