AUDITION GUIDELINES

How to Audition for the Youth Chorus

2020-21 Online Auditions

STEP 1

Complete the Online Application & Upload a Student Photo

Each student who wants to audition for the Youth Chorus must complete the ONLINE AUDITION APPLICATION.

At the end of the application, you will be required to upload a picture, which will be used for office purposes only. 

The picture should focus on the applicant's face and may be taken informally with a smartphone. Pictures may not exceed 10 MB

and should be in one of the following formats: JPG, PNG, or GIF. You will not be able to submit the application without the photo, so please have it ready to upload. If you have not done so already you can submit your proof of vaccination on the last page of the audition application. Please take a photo or scan an image of your vaccination card and upload the image. Proof of vaccination must be submitted prior to your audition date. 

STEP 2

Prepare a Solo Piece

Each applicant is to prepare a solo from a classical, art, or folk piece (no Broadway or pop tunes). Please note that a collaborative pianist will be present to play accompaniment for you during your audition. Therefore, you are encouraged to practice singing with either live piano accompaniment or a recorded accompaniment track as you prepare for your audition.

Need help selecting a solo piece? No problem!

If you do not have a solo that you are already preparing, visit our SOLO ASSISTANCE page. There, we have a variety of solo selections for different voice ranges, which include downloadable files of the music and accompaniment tracks. Please note, that these pieces are suggestions only and are not required. If you are not sure what part you sing, you will also find a video tutorial from Mr. Singer entitled, "What Voice Part Should You Sing?".

STEP 3

Schedule Your Audition

To book your audition time slot, please visit our SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION page. The online booking system is user friendly and will automatically send you confirmation and reminder emails as the audition date approaches.

STEP 4

Day of Audition Reminders

​​On the day of your audition, please:

  • Follow the arrival instructions that will be included in your email confirmation and reminder emails after you schedule your audition.

  • Bring 3 copies of your solo piece with you (one for yourself, one for the directors, and one for the collaborative pianist).

Students are typically informed the result of their audition via email within one week of the audition date. 

 

If you have trouble completing any part of the audition process, please do not hesitate to contact the Chorus Office at chorus@clevelandorchestra.com.