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Audition Process

Members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus are selected through competitive audition. Auditions are by appointment only and are held each spring and early summer, with a final audition date scheduled in early fall.

Auditioning students will perform one prepared piece and complete a series of short vocal exercises. See below for additional details and specifications.


The COYC is open to students entering grades 9 through 12 in the fall of 2019, as well as 8th grade boys with changed voices. Prospective members must be able to commit to the full Youth Chorus season, including rehearsal each Sunday from September through early April.

What to Expect

For the audition, students will:

  • Perform one prepared piece from the OMEA Solo & Ensemble approved list OR a classical solo piece. An accompanist is provided, and the piece does NOT need to be memorized.​​

  • Complete short exercises to demonstrate vocal range.

  • Try their hand at some sight reading.

  • The audition will take about 10 minutes.

Upcoming Dates

Stay tuned for audition dates for the 2020-21 season!

OMEA Approved Solo & Ensemble List

(Click on the PDF icon)

Questions? Click here to contact a staff member!

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