Know a child who loves to sing? Audition with MSC!

MSC is hosting auditions throughout the summer for the 2014-2015 season. Auditions will be held at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, 10 Westminster Way, Mobile, AL. To schedule your audition time, please contact Director, Susan Hoitt at mobilesingingchildren@gmail.com.

Is musical experience required? No. MSC has four choirs: Preparatory, Intermezzo, Concert and Encore. This allows for placement based on multiple criteria, including musical experience. Most students spend a season or two in Preparatory or Intermezzo, our training choirs. For more information about each of the four choirs, please click here.

Does my child need to prepare for the audition? No. During the audition the potential singer will be asked to perform several exercises. Parents should expect the student to make mistakes – part of the process is to evaluate how the child accepts instruction to correct the mistakes. The student may also be questioned about other musical experience and music theory.   

Do we need to bring anything with us? Yes. Before your child’s audition, please click here: 2014-2015 Season Audition Form. Just complete the form and bring it with you the day of your audition. 

How do I schedule an audition? Auditions are by appointment. To schedule your audition time, please contact Director, Susan Hoitt at mobilesingingchildren@gmail.com. If you have questions, call 251-285-2285.

For more information about the individual choirs and membership expectations, please click here.

MSC Takes “Passport to Music” on the Road to Atmore and Jackson

We are taking our “Passport to Music” educational program and concert on the road for two performances on Saturday, April 26. The first stop will be at the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts in Atmore, AL where we will perform a community concert at 2pm. The choir will then travel to Jackson, AL to perform at 7:30pm at First Baptist Church of Jackson. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Please note: due to limited seating at the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts, tickets are required for this performance. You can pick them up at the Atmore News Office on Main Street in or you can call 251-368-news.

“Passport to Music” is an educational experience for adults and students alike. The concert takes the audience through an international sampling of music styles and composers. The program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

See you there!

MSC to Perform with Alabama Choir School on March 23!

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MSC and Spring Hill Presbyterian are hosting the Alabama Choir School at a special concert on Sunday, March 23. The concert will take place 7pm at the church, 10 Westminster Way, Mobile. The concert will feature two of Alabama Choir School’s five choral groups: the Girls Chorus and the Chamber Choir. MSC will be featured in selected pieces. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Alabama Choir School was founded in 1985 and is located in Tuscaloosa. The school provides quality after-school music education to school-age kids in West Alabama. MSC and the Alabama Choir School both believe high quality choral programs help kids develop positive teamwork skills and a lifelong love of music. We are looking forward to singing together!

See you there!

Come All Ye Faithful! MSC Announces Christmas Concerts

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Admission is free and suggested donations ($10/person or $25/family) are gratefully accepted at the door.

We look forward to seeing you there!

MSC to Perform with Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra on November 3

We are pleased to announce our performance with the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra on November 3. The concert takes place at 2pm at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile. Robert J. Seebacher will be conducting the orchestra while MSC’s own Susan Hoitt will be directing our Concert Choir and Intermezzo Choir. Choral pieces will include selections from “Folk Songs of the Four Seasons” by R. Vaughan Williams and a special piece entitled “Homeland.” We look forward to seeing you there!

MSC Announces 2013-14 Concert Choir

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Mobile’s Singing Children is pleased to announce the members of the Concert Choir for the 2013-14 season. Members were selected through a process of internal and open auditions.

2013-14 Mobile’s Singing Children Concert Choir

2013-14 Mobile’s Singing Children Concert Choir
Front Row: Elizabeth Ann Wright, Leigh Hoitt, Victoria Tanner; Second Row: Emma Loftin, Grace Greenwood, Lindsey Hawkins, Janie Dunwell, Mary Martin True, Virginia Pryor; Third Row: Hannah Evans, Katie Norton, Whitney Wallace, Ruth Harper, Kaliyah Shula, Meredith Mosley, Sarah Jane Shearer, Grant Wallace; Fourth Row: Ginny Spicknall, Isabella Alday, Zach Conner, Madison Lancaster, Bekah Burgess, Caroline Womack, Lauren Wallace, Tamra Gill, Jane Roberts, Rileigh Hawkins, Fifth Row: Teresa Fleming (Accompanist), Kiana Shula, Cameron Bruemmer, Emily Atwood, Gillian Atwood, Bentley Odom, Mallory Odom, Caroline Belue, Madison Green, Katie Jacobs, Susan Hoitt (Director); Not Pictured: Hayden Emmertson, Max Jones, Taylor Emmertson, Emmanuel Gapud, Morgan Myers, Miguel Gapud, Sarah Posey

Mobile’s Singing Children, Inc. president, Stephen Reams said, “As a supporter of MSC for almost two decades, I have personally witnessed these children develop in so many other areas, in addition to their musical growth. They learn the true meaning of dedication, team work, responsibility, leadership, and civic pride. This group will be a shining example of the values that are taught by MSC, their homes, and their community.”

Click here for more information about the choirs.

MSC Warms Up for 2013-14 Season

We kicked off our 2013-14 season with a two-day workshop Aug. 2-3.  We are excited about our upcoming November and December concerts and anxious to begin fundraising and planning for Concert Choir’s 2014 tour to Quebec!

Preparatory and Intermezzo workshop photos.

Concert Choir workshop photos.

If you know a child who loves to sing — it’s not too late to be part of MSC! We’ll continue auditions for our Preparatory and Intermezzo choirs during August. To schedule your audition time, please contact Director, Susan Hoitt at mobilesingingchildren@gmail.com or call 251-285-2285.

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