AUDITION/HEARING PROCESS & ADJUDICATION
Complete an audition/hearing form and sign up for a time slot online. All Auditions will take place using social-distancing and adhering to all CDC guidelines. Masks are required of each person, and are removed during the individual audition.
Depending on the choir, audition/hearings vary in times from 5-10 minutes. 2nd – 6th graders in the 2020-2021 school year audition for their choice of Apprentice Choir — the Central choir at Oklahoma City University, or the Moore choir at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Moore. All those going into 7th grade audition for Cantabile. 8th – 12th graders all audition for Cantabile and will only be considered for Chorale if they complete the audition requirements listed below. The conductors of the choir conduct the audition/hearing. An intern may be present as well.
All auditions are kid-friendly. For the Apprentice Choirs and Cantabile, no prepared materials are needed. The conductors take each singer through a series of vocal and rhythmic exercises. Singers may also be asked to sing a familiar song such as “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle, Twinkle” for younger singers and “America the Beautiful” or “The Star-Spangled Banner” for Cantabile. Those auditioning for Chorale will be vocalized, but must also prepare an excerpt of an art song to sing and complete an online sight reading assignment. Singers may prepare their own art song or prepare a provided piece. The details regarding the prepared materials will be sent to you individually upon sign-up. Current members will also have their previous performance, behavior, and attendance considered in the acceptance process.
Audition results will be sent via email by August 10, 2020. These emails will also include a 2020-2021 CYV season calendar. Singers may accept or decline their placement, and there is no financial obligation until you have officially enrolled. It is recommended that families consult the Season Calendar before accepting, as rehearsals and performances are mandatory. The first deadline to accept membership is August 15, 2020. A minimum of $50 toward tuition is due at that time.