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. The guest conductor for AYC 2022 is Dr. Rachel Rensink-Hoff, Associate Professor of Music at Brock University in Ontario.
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 30June 2022.
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 rhythmic exercise;
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 15 July 2022. The AYC Roster will be announced in late July. The registration fee is $295, payable after official acceptance into the choir. Bursaries are available, particularly for students from outside of the Edmonton area.
Please note that Choir Alberta currently requires all program participants to be fully vaccinated (at least two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine), and selected choristers will be asked to include proof of vaccination as part of their registration. The full policy can be viewed on our Key Policies page.
Schedule Overview 24-25 September 2022 | Rehearsal Weekend (Edmonton) 20-23 October 2022 | Rehearsal Residency (Edmonton) 21/22 October 2022 | Performances at Music Conference Alberta
Please note that participation in ALL scheduled rehearsals and performances is mandatory for accepted choristers.