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Eligible age range: 9-18 years old

Deadline for Online Submissions: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

COTG 2020 Virtual Choral Experience

“We are a choir, but we are also so much more than that. We are a family that cares for and loves one another unconditionally. We are all joined by music and each other’s spirits. Nothing compares to the experience you would have with COTG.”    – COTG Member

While the hottest days of summer are here, we are excitedly preparing for this fall and the upcoming season! We are planning a year of exciting new recording projects, vocal training, and team building for the members of the Children of the Gospel Choir (COTG) that will foster both connections with their peers and growth as musicians. We will surely miss gathering and singing together as we limit in-person interaction in response to the pandemic, but we will not allow these challenges to silence our song. You are invited to audition and join us for our 2020 virtual choral season: #AloneTogetherSinging

To learn more about the COTG 2020 Virtual Choral Season visit our website: bit.ly/COTG-Audition 


Auditions for Children of the Gospel Choir consist of two rounds: 

  • a preliminary online screening through Submittable.com and 
  • a secondary live virtual audition with COTG faculty via the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

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 virtual live audition time.

4. Candidates who advance to Round 2 will participate in virtual live auditions. 

  • Candidates will sing two (2) selections
  • Candidates will also participate in sight reading and rhythm exercises

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

  • September 2020 – December 2020
  • January 2021 – June 2021

Deadline for Online Submissions: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Next Virtual Live Audition: Saturday, August 29, 2020

***Please Note: As a part of our vocal and musicianship curriculum, all newly accepted and current choir members are expected to participate in our Spring Choir Retreat should local mandates allow us to gather.*** 

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

Washington Performing Arts