The Alberta Youth Choir is the province’s honour choir for singers ages 16-22, and provides a unique opportunity for excellent young choristers to join forces in the pursuit of choral music excellence. AYC 2021's guest conductor is Michael Zaugg, Artistic Director of Pro Coro Canada.
ALL CHORISTERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16 AND 22 ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR AN AYC AUDITION!
Acceptance into AYC is by a two-stageprocess:
Step 1: Apply for an audition
Singers can apply for an AYC audition by submitting the form below. The deadline to apply for an audition is 9April 2021.
Important: If your conductor has recommended you for an audition and you have already completed an Intention to Audition form, you DO NOT need to apply here. You will receive an email containing the Audition Packet once your teacher has submitted your form.
Step 2: Record your audition
Once your application form (or your conductor's recommendation form) has been received, an Audition Packet will be sent to you by email. The packet contains detailed instructions on how to record your audition, how to upload your videos, and where to submit your audition.
The audition is made up of:
two simple vocal exercises;
a prepared piece of your choice (this can be your voice part in a piece your choir recently sang);
a new piece (we will provide the score);
a brief questionnaire.
Choristers submit all their audition materials online – nothing is mailed in.
The deadline to submit audition materials is 30April 2021. The AYC Roster will be announced in mid-May. The registration fee is $295, payable after official acceptance into the choir. Bursaries are available, particularly for students from outside of the Edmonton area.
Schedule Overview 12 June 2021 | Pre-Rehearsal Preparation (Online via Zoom) - Date TBC 1-3 July 2021 | Rehearsal Residency (Edmonton) 4 July 2021 | Final Concert & Livestream (Edmonton)
Please note that participation in ALL scheduled rehearsals and performances is mandatory for accepted choristers.