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Terre Haute Children’s Choir and Youth Orchestra spring auditions set

January 5, 2017

Under direction by Gayle McCullough, the Terre Haute Children's Choir offers three different groups to accommodate the singing experiences of all children, ages 7 and older. Children may progress to the more advanced choirs through bi-annual auditions.

The choir meets 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, located on the Indiana State campus on the corner of 7th and Chestnut streets. Spring auditions will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 4-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, and all children are welcome. The auditions are the directors' placement tools used to determine the best fit for each child.

The choir performs throughout the semester at different community locations in addition to the final concert. Fees are $140 for the spring semester. Sibling discounts and scholarships available.

Last fall, the Community School of the Arts added a new youth orchestra for students in grades 5 through 12. With the help of university music students and faculty, Erik Rohde the current conductor of Indiana State University's symphony orchestra, leads the students as the youth orchestra's artistic director.

Placement auditions are 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 in room 159 of the Landini Center for the Performing Arts. Students should select one piece they are comfortable playing for the audition. This spring, the orchestra is accepting string players only. Scholarships are available based on need.

The orchestra meets 5:15-7:15 p.m. every Monday of the school year in the Landini Center, located on the corner of 7th and Chestnut streets on the Indiana State campus. Fees are $120 for the spring semester. Sibling discounts and scholarships available.

Through grants received by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, the choir and orchestra are able to offer full scholarships to families who qualify.

The choir and orchestra are programs offered by the Community School of the Arts, at Indiana State University. The school provides the communities of the Wabash Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to participate in non-credit classes in music, theater and visual art. CSA welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels to experience professional and affordable instruction in the performing and fine arts.

To view the spring schedule online, go to the Community School of the Arts' website at Call the CSA office at 812-237-2528 if you would like to schedule an audition or for more information. Parking passes are available for purchase by students of the choir or orchestra for $1 per semester and may be obtained through the office.


Contact: Petra Nyendick, director of the Community School of the Arts, Indiana State University, 812-841-2884 or