Ann Arbor Youth Chorale is scheduling auditions for their 2020-21 season! Have a young singer between the ages of 9 and 16 who loves to sing and is interested in auditioning for our 34th season? We’re looking forward to our best season yet!
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, auditions for Saturday, May 16 and Saturday, June 6, 2020, are cancelled. Anyone who has already received an appointment on one of these dates will be contacted by the AAYC Administrator for rescheduling.
Auditions are now being scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2020. Auditions are by appointment only – use the form below to request a date/time. NOTE: If you’re not available on that date, please request an appointment and leave a comment. The AAYC administrator will contact you to discuss your options.
Appointments will be filled in order of audition request receipt. You will receive an email containing your proposed audition time within 3-5 business days after receipt of request.
To qualify for Descant Choir (our younger, entry-level ensemble), singers will meet with the conductor for a 10-minute interview and singing assessment. The child will be guided through warm ups to determine singing range, have basic ear training (matching pitch and echoing back melodic patterns) assessed, explore together a piece of printed music, and demonstrate how they respond to the conductor.
Auditions for Concert Choir (our older, more experienced ensemble) are held privately between the singer and conductor and take around 15 minutes. The audition consists of a few basic elements led by the conductor: scales to determine vocal range, assessing ability to match pitch and follow melodic patterns, and sight reading. The singer will then sing a short excerpt of a familiar song without accompaniment to assess overall voice quality.
For both choirs, no song preparation is required. The best preparation is to bring enthusiasm, a positive attitude, and relax!
NOTE: Children must be 9 years old on or before December 1st, 2020 to enroll in Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.
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