2012 – 2013
General Information regarding admission
Boys in grade two or three who live within a fifty mile radius of
Manhattan may apply for admission to the third grade.
Separate information regarding this five-day
boarding program is available from the Admission Office.
Boys from across the country in grade three through Christmas of fifth
grade are invited to pursue admission to the Choir School.
There are two steps in the admissions process; the School Visit and the
Overnight Audition, as well as written application materials to be completed.
All inquiries regarding admission should be made to the Director of
Admission, Ruth Cobb (firstname.lastname@example.org,
or 212-247-3311, Ext. 504)
The family will receive a Preliminary Information Form which should be
returned to the school prior to the School Visit.
School Visits are scheduled on days when the Choir School is in regular
session and typically begin with a tour of the school.
The student will have a Vocal Evaluation with
the Director of Music (or an associate) and then join his peers for one class
period while his parents speak with a member of the staff.
Families are encouraged to return home and talk about their visit and
consider whether they are interested in pursuing admission.
Likewise, faculty and staff consider whether
the student is a viable candidate or, in some instances, further vocal
preparation is recommended.
The Director of Admission will contact the family to notify them of the
school's decision and if appropriate, to invite the student to the next
scheduled Overnight Audition.
Prior to the Overnight Audition, the following items must be received
by the Choir School:
Preliminary Information Form)
sent via email to the parents and should be returned to the Director of
Admission via email.
Evaluation from the current classroom teacher
provide an email address to which the Director of Admission will send the
Evaluation from another teacher/leader who knows your
son in an instructional setting.
provide an email address to which the Director of Admission will send the form.
the form and present it to their son's current school.
A complete file, including grade reports,
comments, testing and evaluations are to be included.
The file should be mailed to the Admission
Office at the Choir School.
Students arrive on Thursday afternoon between 3:00 and 5:00 PM and are
immersed in the Choir School's schedule through Saturday morning.
During this time, they will attend
rehearsals, participate in sports, sleep in the dormitories, attend classes
with their peers and take academic testing.
On Saturday morning the visiting boys join the choir rehearsal and then
sing a final Vocal Audition for Mr. Scott.
Parents are invited to attend a Q and A session with representatives of
the Choir School staff.
Notification of Admission Decision
The Director of Admission will personally contact the family within a
week to notify them of the admission decision.
A letter of confirmation will also be mailed.
All families who participate in the admission process do so in
In order to protect their
privacy, families may only communicate with the Head Master, Director of
Admission or Assistant for Finance until a student has matriculated.
The Choir School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of their
educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and other