All current Vermont Youth Chorus members and new students wishing to join must perform an audition in order to determine their placement. Auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be held at the Elley-Long Music Center during May 2018. Registration will be open on Monday, February 19, 2018. All students, new and returning must register online.
Vocal auditions last approximately 10 minutes and consist of the following components:
1. Solo of your choice (without accompaniment)—Prepare a solo that demonstrates your vocal and musical capabilities. Students are encouraged to choose an art song, aria, or musical theater solo piece. Due to time constraints, the audition panel may not listen to your entire solo. Memorization of solo pieces is not required.
2. Vocal exercises—You will be asked to sing simple vocalises to assess your vocal development and determine your vocal range.
3. Sight singing—You will be given and asked to sing a brief sight singing exercise in order to determine your current level of music literacy.
New students can schedule an audition by filling out our audition registration form. Current students will be automatically scheduled an audition, and will receive instructions for completing their audition registration along with their assigned audition time. Audition questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.