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Crescendo Auditions

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Schedule Your Child's Audition

by calling Director Nancy Macfarlane at (319) 337-7412 or email

Auditions, FAQ

Who can audition?

Crescendo welcomes talented boys and girls ages 7 and up to audition. Choir members are elementary students from Iowa City and Coralville public, private and home school environments who share a love of singing.

What is the audition like?

Crescendo auditions are fun and informal, and are held at the Iowa City home of Director Nancy Macfarlane. You don't need to prepare a piece, but should expect to sing some scales and repeat phrases from the piano. A successful chorister will demonstrate good pitch, musical memory, and the ability to follow directions.

Is Crescendo a church choir?

No, although our repertoire draws from many musical traditions, both secular and sacred. Our performances are frequently held in churches from a variety of denominations.

What is the cost to participate?

Your cost for monthly participation in Crescendo is $60 per child. Families can take advantage of a 50% discount for a second sibling, with each additional child at no charge. This includes two 2-hour rehearsals per week with accompaniment, and performances throughout the year. Private voice lessons are given at the discretion of the director at no additional charge. Scholarships are available.