AYC Conducting Apprenticeship

An opportunity to work with AYC guest conductor, Dr. Elroy Friesen, and the Alberta Youth Choir will be made available to an emerging Alberta choral conductor through the AYC Conducting Apprenticeship Program. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with AYC in rehearsal and to conduct one piece in the Music Conference Alberta Gala Concert on Saturday, 28 October 2017.  The AYC Apprentice Conductor will also receive a private conducting coaching with Dr. Friesen.

The Apprentice Conductor will participate in the Alberta Youth Choir rehearsal weekend (30 Sept-1 Oct 2017 in Red Deer), residency (26-28 Oct 2017 in Red Deer) and tour (28-30 Oct 2017).

Application requirements:

  • a video/DVD of approximately 20 minutes in length which includes footage of at least one rehearsal and one performance
  • a letter explaining the candidate's interest in the program as well as the reasons he/she should be chosen
  • a resumé outlining the candidate’s choral conducting experience
  • one letter of reference

Application Fee: $20

Send application materials to:

Choir Alberta 
103-10612 124 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 1S4 
fax +1-780-488-6403


Applications may be submitted electronically to:
email info@choiralberta.ca

Videos may be uploaded to a video-sharing service such as YouTube as a private video; if you choose to submit your video in this way please provide a link to the video as part of your electronic application submission
Application deadline: 15 May 2017

Please note that the successful applicant will not be assessed a registration fee for the AYC Conducting Apprenticeship Program. However, the Apprentice Conductor will be responsible for costs pertaining to their transportation and accommodation.


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