Audition / Hearings (2024-25)

Canterbury Youth Voices is a music education program consisting of 4 choirs for unchanged voices. Auditions will be held during Camp Canterbury on June 4-6, 2024.

Depending on the choir, audition/hearings vary in times from 5-10 minutes. 2nd – 3rd graders will audition for Prelude, and 4th – 6th graders will audition for Bel Canto in the 2024-25 school year.

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.

Audition Requirements

Prelude:
Auditions for singers in 2nd through 3rd grade are very kid friendly and do not require any advance preparation. The brief audition will consist of echoing short phrases to sing, singing some warm ups that will be taught in the room, listening for things that are the same and different. REHEARSALS: Prelude choir rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music on the campus of Oklahoma City University.

Bel Canto:
Auditions for singers in 4th through 6th grade are very kid friendly and do not require any advance preparation. The brief audition will consist of echoing short phrases to sing, singing some warm ups that will be taught in the room, listening for things that are the same and different. REHEARSALS: Bel Canto choirs rehearse on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music on the campus of Oklahoma City University.

Cantabile:
Those auditioning for Cantabile (7-12 grade) do not require advanced preparation. The brief audition will consist of echoing short phrases to sing, singing some warm ups that will be taught in the room, listening for things that are the same and different. Singers might be asked to perform a pitch memory exercise. REHEARSALS: Cantabile rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:45 PM at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music on the campus of Oklahoma City University.

Chorale:
Those auditioning for Chorale (8-12) will be vocalized, and should also prepare a song of their choice. 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. *Singers need to bring a copy of their music for our accompanist. Singers will also be asked to perform a pitch memory exercise. REHEARSALS: Chorale rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:45 PM at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music on the campus of Oklahoma City University.

Placement (2024-25)

All audition results will be emailed. Singers may accept or decline their placement, and there is no financial obligation until you have officially enrolled. Everyone will be notified their results by email. Those who are accepted will receive acceptance and payment information in mid-July. When you receive the Season Calendar, it is recommended that families consult the Season Calendar together before accepting, as rehearsals and performances are required to participate.

Tuition / Scholarship

CYV tuition for Prelude (grades 2-3) is $250.00. Tuition for Bel Canto (grades 4-6), Cantabile (grades 7-12), and Chorale (8-12) is $300.00 for the year. A concert uniform is also required to be purchased; uniform costs range from $50 – $80. Tuition can be paid monthly or as a one-time payment. We value participation from all economic backgrounds and need-based scholarships are also available. For more information, contact Madison@CanterburyOKC.com.

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