Recommend A Chorister

Teachers & conductors are invited to recommend choristers to audition for the 2017 Alberta Youth Choir!

AYC is the province’s honour choir for singers ages 16-22, and provides a unique opportunity for excellent young choristers from across Alberta to join forces in the pursuit of choral music excellence.

Acceptance into AYC is by a two stage audition process:

1.    Teachers and conductors recommend selected choristers for an AYC audition by submitting this form no later than 15 April 2017.  Once the Teacher/Conductor Recommendation Form has been received, you will receive an Audition Packet for your choristers.  The Audition Packet contains detailed audition instructions.

The audition is made up of 4 parts: two simple vocal exercises, a prepared piece (which can be the chorister’s part in one of the pieces your choir is currently singing), a new piece (it is short, and we provide PDF scores), and a brief questionnaire.

2.    Choristers submit their audition materials online.  All materials are uploaded – nothing is mailed in.  The deadline to upload audition materials is 15 May 2017.

The official roster for AYC 2017 will be announced in early June.

The guest conductor for AYC 2017 is Dr. Elroy Friesen, Director of Choral Studies at the University of Manitoba.

The fee is $295, payable after official acceptance into the choir. Bursaries are available.

Schedule Overview

30 Sept - 1 Oct 2017 | Rehearsal Weekend (Red Deer)
26-28 Oct 2017 | Residency (Red Deer)
29-30 Oct 2017 | Tour (TBA)

Recommendations for AYC 2017 are now closed. If you wish to recommend choristers, please contact the Choir Alberta office. Thank you!


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