AUDITION/HEARING PROCESS & ADJUDICATION
Canterbury Youth Voices is a music education program consisting of 4 choirs for unchanged voices. You may complete an audition/hearing form and sign up for a time slot online beginning April 1, 2022.
Depending on the choir, audition/hearings vary in times from 5-10 minutes. 2nd – 6th graders in the 2022-23 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. Apprentice Choir singers can choose the location that serves their family best.
All those going into 7th grade audition for Cantabile. 8th – 12th graders all audition for Cantabile and will 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.
Apprentice Choirs: All auditions are kid-friendly. For the Apprentice Choirs, 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.”
Cantabile: Those auditioning for Cantabile will be vocalized, and must also prepare to sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and perform a pitch memory exercise.
Chorale: Those auditioning for Chorale will be vocalized, and must also prepare one song from the list of Audition Elements. Singers will also be asked to perform a pitch memory exercise. Singers are welcome to sing their own song instead of one of the listed pieces. It should be an art song, aria, or classical music theatre piece. For example: If you performed a solo at District Solo and Ensemble Contest, that song would be appropriate for this audition.
Audition results from May 2-3, 2022 will be sent via email by May 31, 2022. These emails will also include a 2022-2023 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 required to participate. The first deadline to accept membership is June 30, 2022. A minimum of $50 toward tuition is due at that time.