We are thrilled to hear that your daughter is interested in our choir. Yes, we audition all our singers. This is the first audition day of the year. More days will be added for September - so check back often!
At the audition, we want to make sure: that your daughter's voice is healthy; that she has a natural ability to match pitch and repeat short musical phrases; and that she is excited to sing well in a group setting. No experience is needed for our Junior Training Choirs - we are here to teach your daughter everything she needs to know, so that she will succeed. Parents will receive plenty of information, too.
- Complete the Audition Request form to book a time. We will then be able to send you more information.
For singers entering grades 1 to 3: The audition is really a low-key, friendly vocal assessment. The singer’s voice is assessed for its health and range. A short ear-training exercise will determine whether the singer can match pitch, repeat rhythms when clapped and identify “high” and “low”. She may be asked to sing an easy song like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or Happy Birthday. No previous choral experience is required.
For singers entering grades 4 to 7: The singer’s voice is assessed for its health and range. The candidate should expect to sing easy scales and repeat short musical phrases & rhythms. She will be asked to sing O Canada in E flat Major (starting note is the G above middle C). No previous choral experience is required; however, the ability to match pitch is essential.
For singers entering grades 8 to 12: The singer’s voice is assessed for its health and range. The candidate should expect to sing scales and repeat short musical phrases & rhythms. The ability to sight-read short melodies and sing harmony parts is an asset, as this level often sings in four or more parts; therefore, previous choral and/or instrumental experience is also an asset. The singer will be asked to sing O Canada in E flat Major (starting note is the G above middle C). If the singer needs more experience and training, she may enter our Junior Level III choir (Arietta) until she is comfortable, confident and musically ready to move to Senior Level I choir (Bella Voce).
Expect the audition process to take approximately 45 minutes, including the vocal assessment and a short meeting for the parent(s).