HOUSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS


PURPOSE

The purpose of the Houston Children's Chorus is primarly educational in that it teaches children to achieve high artistic standards through choral singing and performance. An equally importion aspect of the Chorus is the nurturing and growth of discipline, responsibility, team work and confidence.

The affairs of the Houston Children's Chorus are managed by its Board of Directors, which is made up of individuals from a cross-section of the Houston community. The Board meets at least four times a year and oversees financial and legal aspects of the Chorus. The Director of the Chorus is ultimately responsible to the Board for the financial management of the Chorus. The Director is responsible for all artistic and management decisions.

The Houston Children's Chorus exists to musically enrich the lives of the children, their families and the community it serves. This process demands commitment. Within the Handbook are the policies that make the Chorus an outstanding cultural arts organization in Houston.


MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Chorus is obtained by passing an annual audition during the month of May. In order to qualify for membership, a child must be in grades 4 through 8 in the fall semester following the audition. In other words, third graders are not permitted in the Chorus, nor are ninth graders.


AUDITIONS

Open auditions for the Houston Children's Chorus Concert Choir and Apprentice Choir are held in the late spring for children going into grades 4-6. The auditions are held in various locations throughout the Houston area. Auditions are additionally held for those existing HCC members who wish to graduate to Concert Choir or Chamber Choir (through eighth grade).


OFFICE HOURS

Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Our offices are closed for a week following Christmas, and we have limited office hours in the summer months. The office is mainly staffed by volunteers.





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