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FALL application Deadline extended to August 22, 2023!

Eligible age range: 9-18 years old

Deadline for Online Submissions: Rolling (see information below)

Next In Person Live Audition:  Applicants will be invited to a live audition on a rolling basis (see information below)


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

  • a preliminary online screening through Submittable.com and 
  • a secondary live 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)

And one of the following selections: 

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water -      any arrangement
  • Encourage Yourself - Donald  Lawrence
  • Ordinary People - John Legend
  • I Love the Lord - Whitney Houston
  • Something's Coming - from West Side Story
  • Love on Top - Beyonce
  • If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys 
  • Feeling Good – Various Artists (may be performed a cappella)
  • 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 live audition time.

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

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

Auditions are typically scheduled at the beginning of each of two performance cycles: 

  • September – December 
  • January  – June 

Deadline for Online Submissions: Rolling (upcoming August 22nd)

Next Live Audition: Applicants will be invited to a live audition on a rolling basis (Upcoming August 26th).   

***Please Note: As a part of our vocal and musicianship curriculum, all newly accepted and current choir members as of 9/5/22 are expected to participate in our Fall Overnight Choir Retreat: Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17, 2023.

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

Washington Performing Arts