Join Milton Chorus!
— Olivia Stefl, Junior
The Milton Chorus Program consists of four different curricular ensembles: Bella Voce (Intermediate Women’s Chorus), Chorale (Mastery Mixed Chorus), Concert Choir (Intermediate Mixed Chorus), Select (Advanced Women’s Chorus). All prospective members should complete a placement exam in order to be placed in the most appropriate choral ensemble. Students who do not want to complete a placement exam have the option of singing in Bella Voce.
Placement Exams Date/Location
Placement exams occur each year the week before Fulton County School Spring Break.
Rising 9th graders will do their placement exams at the middle school. A signup sheet will be provided to the middle school directors.
Current High School students will complete their placement exam during the class period or after school that week.
Students new to Milton should contact the directors to set up their placement exam.
Vocalization: Singers will be vocalized by the directors to check range and voice part placement.
Solo: Any new singers should be prepared to sing a short solo. It can be Happy Birthday, a folk song, a show tune, something from a previous choir, etc. This is simply to hear the singers sing something they know. Singers should not sing a pop tune for it will not showcase the range we wish to hear for this audition.
Tonal Memories: Three tonal patterns will be played and the singers will reproduce the melody on neutral syllables. This is to check their ear and how quickly they can pick up a tune.
Sight Singing: Singers will sight-read two examples. We will check their practice techniques and how quickly they can read a piece of music. This is not the most important part of the audition but it is important to check their ready ability for proper placement.
Registering for Classes
Class Registration at Milton Highschool takes place before Placement Exams have been completed. In order to account for this, all new singers will need to register for specific courses. After Placement exams, singers will be moved to the proper ensemble.
New Students auditioning should enroll in Intermediate Mixed Chorus - 54.0221000
Men not auditioning should enroll in Intermediate Mixed Chorus - 54.0221000
Women not auditioning should enroll in Intermediate Women’s Chorus - 54.0251000
The Milton Chorus Program has three extra-curricular ensembles: The Unaccompanied Minors (Mixed), Milton Misses (Women), and the Barbershop Quartet (Men). Auditions for these groups take place in the fall and as needed in the spring. Singers must be enrolled in a curricular ensemble to participate in one of the a cappella groups.