My Country, 'Tis of Thee practice file

My Country, 'Tis of Thee sheet music

Teacher Recommendation

Auditions for the 2021-22 season continue on Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21. 

We would like your help in identifying boys who would be good candidates for the Lincoln Boys Choir.  The choir is composed of boys in grades three to college from all schools in Lincoln and the surrounding area.  The boys explore many different styles of fine choral music and learn to develop their best vocal sounds in ways that are healthy for their voices.  This is an outstanding choir.  The standards for membership are high, but we know there are boys in your school who sing well. Click here to recommend a student.  Recommended students will be contacted for a virtual audition. 

Audition Criteria used:

Singing first verse of "America" (My Country, 'Tis of Thee) sung with accompaniment and then acapella. Memorization is encouraged, but a copy of the music will be provided. 

My Country, 'Tis of Thee practice file

My Country, 'Tis of Thee sheet music

Voice range: Elementary - approximately middle C to the E on the 4th space of treble staff, Middle school - approximately middle C to F on top line of treble staff

Vocal quality (tone, beauty of sound)

Listening skills (ability to match a pitch of a note)

Pitch recall (ability to sing back patterns of notes)

Ability to sing in an unchanged boy’s voice

Weekly Rehearsals

The choir typically follows the Lincoln Public Schools calendar.

Regular rehearsals are Thursdays at Saint Paul United Methodist Church 11th & M streets.

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