August 15, 2005

Children's choir auditions start Aug. 16

by Paula Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Children who wish to try out for the Southern Illinois Children's Choir may sign up now for audition times between 6 and 8:30 p.m. on either Tuesday Aug. 16, or Aug. 23 in Altgeld Hall, on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Auditions take about 10 minutes each.

SIUC sponsors the area's renowned children's choral group.

Children entering grades three through nine are eligible for the group. Parents should schedule their audition times as soon as possible through the SIUC School of Music office at 618/536-8742. Office hours are weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Returning choir members also should plan to audition on these dates to ensure their proper voice placement.

A new artistic director, Alice Berry, will lead the choir.

Choir members attend weekly rehearsals from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 30 at Altgeld Hall at SIUC.

For further information, please email Berry at or Terri Goodin at