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How to Join the TGC

Girls who are in Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to enroll for placement into one of our five choirs: 

  • The Bumblebees (K-1)
  • The Ladybugs (grades 2-3)
  • The Hummingbirds (grades 4-5)
  • The Mariposa Singers (typically grades 6-7)
  • The Jubliate (typically grades 8-12)

The Advanced Choir (typically grades 9-12) only accepts girls who have performed with one of the other five choirs for at least one year. Girls are generally placed into the choir that matches their age group and musical ability.

Tuition Scholarships are available!

Tuition Scholarships are available!! Tuition covers 12 months beginning from July to June and is paid in quarterly amounts. Due dates: July 1, October 1, January 1, April 1. The Tucson Girls Chorus never turns away a singer because of financial needs.

*Tuition runs on a 12 month cycle, beginning July and ending in June. 
*The performing season runs on a 10 month cycle, beginning in August and ending in May.





Watch Tucson Girls Chorus Director Dr. Marcela Molina and Ladybug Ella Levin talk about joining the Girls Chorus on the Morning Blend. (from Friday, August 15th)



OPEN HOUSE and OPEN ENROLLMENT

The Tucson Girls Chorus offers several Open Houses during the singing year: August, September, January, February, and May. This is a great opportunity for families to see how the TGC can benefit the girls in the music program. The enrollment process is low-key and is conducted by the Director and the Advanced and Jubilate choirs. A parent/guardian must attend the Open House with the girl to review enrollment information. If families are unable to attend the Open House, we encourage to set up an appointment to meet with the Director to go over the enrollment process. Call the office or email info@tucsongirlschorus.org.

Potential new members are welcome to attend one rehearsal to see if it is something they like to pursue!

The Audition Process:

The audition is administered by the TGC Director and is about 10 minutes in length and consists of the girl singing a song of her own choosing a cappella (without musical accompaniment) and the director will evaluate pitch matching, vocal range, rhythmic ability and melodic memory through some simple vocal exercises. Girls entering into second grade and up need to audition. Girls entering into the entry level Bumblebee program do not have to audition but must complete an enrollment application. 

No previous music experience is required. We only ask that girls have the ability of matching pitch and have a passion for singing, learning, having fun, attend weekly rehearsals and meeting new friends!

What is Due Upon Joining:

The enrollment fee  of $15.00 is waived for girls that attend the Open House and join. If there are two girls in the same family that join, the TGC offers a sibling discount on their tuition (the older girls pays full tuition and the younger sibling pays half tuition). Upon joining, the quarter tuition (varies by choir) and polo shirt fee ($20.00) is due. Families are welcome to apply for a tuition scholarship and will pay one month's tuition along with the polo shirt fee. 




Open Enrollment until end of February 2017!

Open House
Saturday, February 11, 2017
10 am to 11:30 am
No need to RSVP, just show up!

TGC Main Rehearsal Hall
4020 E. River Road 
(inside Mehls Foothills Park, East of the JCC)

Call 577-6064
to make an appointment if you are unable to make
the open house





Rehearsal Times:

Bumblebees: Tuesday 5:00 - 5:55pm 
Ladybugs: Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hummingbirds: Monday 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Mariposa Singers: Tuesday 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Jubilate: Thursday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Advanced Choir: Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:30pm





Yearly tuition (July 2016 - June 2017) for the Tucson Girls Chorus



 Choir Name         


Full Year Tuition


Half Year Tuition
Joining in Spring 2017


Bumblebees
$500.00
per year

$125.00
per quarter  
$250.00
per year

$125.00
per quarter  



Ladybugs  
$630.00
per year

$157.50
per quarter 
$315.00
per year

$157.50
per quarter  



Hummingbirds
$700.00
per year

$175.00
per quarter 
$350.00
per year

$175.00
per quarter  



Mariposa
Singers
$900.00
per year

$225.00
per quarter 
$450.00
per year

$225.00
per quarter  



Jubilate
$1,000.00 
per year

$250.00
per quarter
$500.00
per year

$250.00
per quarter  



Advanced
$1,150.00 
per year

$287.50
per quarter