Recommendations for AYC 2017 are now closed. If you have any questions, please contact the Choir Alberta office.
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.
TEACHERS & CONDUCTORS ARE INVITED TO RECOMMEND EXEMPLARY CHORISTERS FOR AN AUDITION TO THE 2017 ALBERTA YOUTH CHOIR.
Acceptance into AYC is by a two stage audition process:
Choristers can apply for an AYC audition by submitting this form no later than 15 April 2017. Once the application for audition has been received, an Audition Packet will be sent to the email provided below. 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.
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 AYC Roster will be announced in early June. The registration fee is $295 payable after official acceptance into the choir. Bursaries are available.
AYC 2017's guest conductor is Dr. Elroy Friesen, Director of Choral Studies at the University of Manitoba.
Schedule Overview 30 Sept - 1 Oct 2017 | Rehearsal Weekend (Red Deer) 26-28 Oct 2017 | Residency (Red Deer) 29-30 Oct 2017 | Additional concerts (TBA)