The Alberta Youth Choir is the province’s honour choir for singers ages 16-22, and provides a unique opportunity for outstanding young singers to join forces in the pursuit of choral music excellence. The guest conductor for AYC 2023 is award-winning artistic director Robert Filion.
TEACHERS & CONDUCTORS ARE INVITED TO RECOMMEND EXEMPLARY CHORISTERS TO AUDITION FOR THE 2023 ALBERTA YOUTH CHOIR.
Acceptance into AYC is by a two-stageprocess outlined below.
Step 1: Recommend singers
Conductors/teachers can recommend up to 8 singers per choir for an AYC audition.
The deadline to recommend choristers is Sunday, April 30 2023.
Step 2: Singers record their auditions
Once the Recommendation Form has been submitted, an Audition Packet will be sent by email to each recommended chorister. The Audition Packet contains detailed audition instructions, and conductors/teachers may help their choristers in preparing for their audition.
The audition is made up of:
two basic vocal exercises
a prepared piece (which can be the chorister’s part in one of the pieces your choir recently sang)
a new piece (it is short, and we provide PDF scores)
a brief questionnaire
Choristers will submit all audition materials online - nothing is mailed in. The deadline for recommended choristers to upload their audition materials is May 23, 2023. The final roster will be announced in early June. The registration fee is $350 payable after official acceptance into the choir. Bursaries are available, please contact the office at programs[at]choiralberta.ca/780-488-7464 for more info.
Schedule Overview 23-24 September 2023 | Rehearsal Weekend (Calgary) 19-22 October 2023 | Residency (Edmonton) 21-22 October 2023 | Tour (TBA) Please note that participation in ALL scheduled rehearsals and performances is mandatory for accepted choristers.