Carnegie Children’s Choir
Carnegie Children’s Choir was founded in Fall 2008 to give young students in the Greenbrier Valley an opportunity to cultivate and develop their level of musicianship, through the art of singing. Susan Adkins, Executive Director of Carnegie Hall, and music educator for over 29 years in the Greenbrier County Public Schools, directs the choir, assisted by Leah Trent, Education Director of Carnegie Hall. The program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
Admission to the CCC is based upon auditions. Auditions for the spring semester will be held on Tuesday, January 13th from 4-5:30PM in the Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, 105 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV. All children, ages 9-14 who enjoy singing are encouraged to audition. Singers will be asked to sing one verse of "America the Beautiful". A free help session conducted by Susan Adkins will be held in the Audtiorium on Tuesday, January 6th from 4-5:30PM. It is not mandatory that children attend. A range of pitch-matching exercises will be domonstrated, as well as a review of the audition piece. Rehearsals for CCC will begin January 20th and will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5:30PM. Reheasals will coincide with the Greenbrier County Schools schedule unless noted otherwise. In case of school cancellations due to inclement weather, the choir will not meet.
The CCC hopes that each singer will also be a member of their school and/or church choir, if one is available. This is mutually beneficial, since the musical skills and proper attitudes learned in each choir can be shared with others.
For further information, please contact Carnegie Hall at 304-645-7917.