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Audition Information

The Springfield-Drury Girls Choir is now accepting auditions from young ladies grades 2-8.  Auditions will be May 22 and 23 by appointment.  To sign up for an audition, please complete the form below

The Springfield-Drury Girls Choir occasionally holds on-site auditions at local elementary and middle schools. However, families are strongly encouraged to contact the organization directly (sdgc@drury.edu) to schedule an audition time. Auditions are typically held in late summer for the upcoming season.


The audition process consists of the following:

  • Sing a major scale (on numbers, solfege, or on a neutral syllable such as "la").
  • Sing the first verse of "Amazing Grace."
  • Show part-independence by singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in a round.
  • Complete a series of tonal memory exercises.

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About the Springfield-Drury Girls Choir



“Uniting the young women of Springfield in song since 2012”



The Springfield-Drury Girls Choir (SDGC) was founded in the fall of 2012 to unite the young women of Springfield in song, and strengthen the ties between Drury’s Department of Music and the community.  Currently there are two choirs within the organization, the Songbirds (2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades) under the direction of Molly Faulkner, the SDGC (5th through 8th grades) under the direction of Alicia Lyons. The choirs are open to any girl in grades 2-8 by audition. The choirs have performed for the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention, at the St. Louis Cardinals, with the Springfield Symphony, and at numerous other local engagements in addition to their annual concert series. The organization is currently under the executive direction of Drury’s Director of Music Education, Dr. James R. Davidson. In addition to employing some of the finest conductors and accompanists in the region, the SDGC provides internship opportunities for many of Drury's Music Education Students..  For more information, or to schedule an audition, please contact sdgc@drury.edu

Announcements

Auditions

Open auditions will be held the first two Thursdays of September (9/1 and 9/8) on Drury’s campus in the Mabee Center for the Performing Arts. In order to schedule an audition, please contact sdgc@drury.edu. View more information about the audition process.

Concerts & Events

Download 2017 Spring Semester Calendar

January

12   Rehearsal of New Year
19   Rehearsal
26   MMEA Convention, No Rehearsal

February

2     Rehearsal
9     Rehearsal
16   Rehearsal
23   Rehearsal

March

2     Rehearsal
9     Rehearsal
16   Drury Spring Break, No Rehearsal
23   Rehearsal
30   Rehearsal

April

6     Rehearsal
13   Rehearsal

18   SDGC with Glendale HS Women’s Choir (Benefit for Barnabas Prep)
       Venue: Kingsway United Methodist Church (2401 S. Lone Pine)
       Call Time: TBA
       Performance: 7:00 PM (free-will donations for Barnabas Prep)

20   Rehearsal

22   Mid-America Music Festival (Pitt State)
        Venue: Pittsburg State University (KS) 
        All Times: TBA

27   Rehearsal

May

4     Rehearsal

5     First Friday Artwalk Performance
       Venue: Downtown Church (Jefferson and Walnut)
       Call Time: TBA
       Performance: TBA early evening 

7     Spring Concert, Stone Chapel
       Call Time: TBA
       Performance: 3 p.m.

Rehearsals

The Springfield-Drury Girls Choir ensembles rehearse on Thursday evenings in the Mabee Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Drury University. The Songbirds rehearse from 6-7pm, while the SDGC rehearses from 6-7:30pm.

Contact Information

For information regarding bookings, upcoming concerts, and auditions, please contact:

Dr. James R. Davidson
Executive Director, Springfield-Drury Girls Choir
901 N. Benton Ave.
Clara Thompson Hall 253
Springfield, MO 65802
sdgc@drury.edu

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