Do you love to sing?

Young people from all over San Diego join together as members of our choirs to pursue their love of singing and music. To learn more about joining one of our choirs, fill out an interest form and we’ll contact you!

Registration Info

No preparation is necessary, just a willingness to sing with others.

North Coast Singers serves more than a hundred boys and girls in grades 2 – 12 in four ensembles. Weekly rehearsals are held in Encinitas.

  • Giocoso (beginning) welcomes any interested young singer. No experience is necessary.
  • Brioso (Intermediate), Caprice (advanced treble) and Capella (high school mixed choir) are selected by audition.

Acceptance is based upon intonation and tuning; ability to read music and hold a part; tone, vocal technique and range; attendance and working effectively at rehearsals; and dedication, attitude and contributions to the group.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment or call (760) 944-1866

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will meet Miel Burnett, Program Director and one of our Directors:

  • Sally Husch Dean – Artistic Director, Director of Caprice and Brioso
  • Michelle Risling – Director of Capella
At the audition you will be asked to:

  • Talk about your schooling and musical experience
  • Sing a familiar song such as “Silent Night”, “Happy Birthday”, or “America”
  • Sing a round such as “Row Your Boat”
  • Echo short melodies
  • Echo short and long Rhythmic phrases
  • Demonstrate basic music reading skills (Caprice/Capella)
No special preparation is needed prior to an audition. The NCS audition process has been carefully crafted by our directors. The test is well rounded, measuring students’ abilities in natural musical attributes as well as learned skills. This results in students being placed where they will best benefit from the NCS experience.
Results for choir placement will be emailed to you after our audition process is complete.
Call Miel Burnett at our office (760) 944-1866 or email
Auditions and rehearsals take place at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA.
All choirs (except Capella) rehearse on Tuesdays:

  • Giocoso: 3:40 – 4:40 PM
  • Brioso: 4:00 – 5:10 PM
  • Caprice: 4:45 – 6:00 PM

All rehearsals are held at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church.

Each singer is asked to agree to one semester. Scholarships and financial assistance are available for qualifying families.