The Asheville Community Children’s Chorus will be holding auditions starting March 27 – April 6th in search of new members. The chorus is open to any/all children living in/around the Asheville community, who are ages 9-14, and have an interest in singing. The Asheville Community Children’s Chorus puts on concerts of their own throughout the year and also provides many performance opportunities for its members around our community. Contact Director Andrew Hiler to set up an audition for your child today! firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions are being held at Trinity Episcopal Church 60 Church St Asheville, NC 28801
About Asheville Community Children’s Chorus
The Asheville Community Children’s Chorus is an audition only choir composed of children from elementary schools near Asheville, NC and the surrounding area otherwise known as the North Carolina mountain community. Under the leadership of two of Asheville’s finest musicians Director, Andrew Hiler and Pianist, Brian Turner, Children can explore themselves and their own musical talents. The goal of the ensemble is to provide local young musicians with an opportunity to collaborate with others their age to learn, practice, and perform music throughout their community. The literature covered by the ensemble is very diverse and covers many genres of music including sacred and secular music. The Chorus is open to all children grades 3-7 in and near Asheville, NC who choose to audition.
About Andrew Hiler
Andrew Hiler is known around the United States as a conductor, performer, teacher and motivator. His music has been explained as “captivating and deeply emotional”. His work with students “passionate and empathetic” and has led to many of his students pursuing music at prestigious universities around the United States and as a career in the US and internationally. Andrew has worked on stage and collaborated with such conductors as Paavo Jarvi, James Levine, James Conlin, Erich Kunzel, Robert Page, Alice Parker, Robert Porco, and Dale Warland. Also, he has performed for and with such great artist as Joseph Martin, Mark Baker, Robert Winters, Richard Christ, Marjorie Bennett-Stephens, Ira Zook, Sandy Pattie, John Jacobson, and Mac Huff.
Mr. Hiler’s work with choirs has led to their travels as far as Beijing and Shanghai, China and to over half of the states across the US including such cities as Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, DC, Boston, Albuquerque and Cincinnati . He has performed with and directed such ensembles as Cincinnati’s May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Chorus, Cincinnati Symphony Chorus, Cincinnati Boy’s Choir, Cincinnati Children’s Chorus, Phoenix Symphony Chorus, Phoenix Children’s Chorus, Singing Men of Ohio, St. Olaf Choir, various Cincinnati CCM choirs, and the list goes on… He has performed as a soloist in such works as The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutti, The Gondoliers, The Merry Widow, Street Scene, Rigoletto, Gianni Schicchi, Guys and Dolls, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Music Man, Something Funny Happened On The Way To The Forum, and Pirates of Penzance.
Andrew worked on both his undergraduate and graduate work at Ohio University in choral conducting and is certified in Orff. He has had much success teaching k-12 music, directing church choirs, and working as a private vocal coach over the years. He also has worked as a choral clinician for choirs across the US. “Andrew is an inspiration to all he comes in contact with and has the opportunity to make music with” and continues to touch the lives of his students.