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 2021 is Michael Zaugg, Artistic Director of Pro Coro Canada.
TEACHERS & CONDUCTORS ARE INVITED TO RECOMMEND EXEMPLARY CHORISTERS TO AUDITION FOR THE 2021 ALBERTA YOUTH CHOIR.
Acceptance into AYC is by a two-stageprocess:
Step 1: Recommend your singers
Conductors/teachers can recommend up to 8 choristers per choir for an AYC audition.
The deadline to recommend choristers is Friday 9 April 2021.
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 30April 2021.
The final roster will be announced in mid-May. The registration fee is $295 payable after official acceptance into the choir. Bursaries are available, particularly for singers who reside outside of greater Edmonton.
Schedule Overview 12 June 2021 | Pre-Rehearsal Preparation (Online via Zoom) - Date TBC 1-3 July 2021 | Rehearsal Residency (Edmonton) 4 July 2021 | Final Concert & Livestream (Edmonton) Please note that participation in ALL scheduled rehearsals and performances is mandatory for accepted choristers.