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 2019 is Dr. Sandra Snow, Professor of Choral Conducting and Music Education at Michigan State University.
TEACHERS & CONDUCTORS ARE INVITED TO RECOMMEND EXEMPLARY CHORISTERS TO AUDITION FOR THE 2019 ALBERTA YOUTH CHOIR.
Acceptance into AYC is by a two-stage audition process:
Conductors/teachers are invited to recommend up to 8 choristers per choir for an AYC audition. To recommend choristers, conductors/teachers give a copy of the Recommendation Letter and Intention to Audition Form to each recommended chorister. Choristers are asked to complete the form and return it to their conductor/teacher.
Once the Recommendation Form has been received, an Audition Packet will be sent by email to each recommended chorister. The Audition Packet contains detailed audition instructions; conductors/teachers may help their choristers in preparing for their audition. The audition is made up of 4 parts: two basic 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 will submit all audition materials online - nothing is mailed in.
The deadline for recommended choristers to upload their audition materials is 15 May 2019.
The final roster will be announced in June. The registration fee is $295 payable after official acceptance into the choir. A limited number of bursaries are available.
Schedule Overview 5-6 Oct 2019 | Rehearsal Weekend (Red Deer) 24-26 Oct 2019 | Residency & Gala Performance (Calgary) 27 Oct 2019 | Additional Concert (Southern Alberta - TBD)
Please note that participation in ALL scheduled rehearsals and performances is mandatory for accepted choristers.