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Monroe Youth Choirs audition is Jan. 25
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MONROE - Students in grades second through 12th can audition for a place in the Monroe Youth Choirs for the spring semester.

Auditions for Monroe Youth Choirs are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25 at Monroe Arts Center's Concert Hall, 1315 11th St. Students from other communities can audition and appointments are not required.

The purpose of Monroe Youth Choirs is to create a community of young musicians dedicated to musical learning and excellence. Through the study and performance of choral music, Monroe Youth Choirs nurture personal, musical, and social development.

Monroe Youth Choirs offers classes for two aged groups: a Junior Choir for students in grades second through fifth, and a Senior Choir for students in sixth through 12th grades. The Junior Choir focuses on learning basic music vocabulary, vocal technique, group singing skills, and rehearsal behavior. The Senior Choir focuses on vocal technique and a diverse choral repertoire.

The spring semester will run from Feb. 1 through April 6. The semester consists of nine class sessions, one dress rehearsal and one concert. All class sessions, rehearsals, and concerts are held at the Monroe Arts Center. The registration fee for students accepted into the choirs is $75 per semester for Junior Choir members, and $100 per semester for Senior Choir members. Choir members will receive a free MTC shirt at the concert on April 6.

Monroe Youth Choirs director, Cindy Blanc, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Carthage College with degrees in music education and performance. She is a music teacher at two private elementary schools, an instructor in voice, piano, and percussion, and a church musician. In addition, she is music director at Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, Ill.; percussionist with the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra, and director of the Green County Harmony Chorus.

For more information or for an audition form, visit or contact at 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249.