How to Join

Please read the information below before registering. Thank you!

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YOUNGER THAN GRADE 4?

Children in the EYV Junior Choir (grades K-3) do not require an audition and join by registration only.  No experience necessary.

IN GRADES 4-12?

Auditions for all children entering grades 4-12 are required for acceptance into EDMONTON YOUNG VOICES.

INFORMATION about EYV Auditions:

Joining EYV Children’s and Chamber Choirs is a four-step procedure:

1.     An audition between the child and the Artistic Director is arranged by emailing the manager: manager@eyv.ca

2.    The Artistic Director contacts the parent via email to advise the family if the child has been accepted as a new chorister.

3.    The family fills out all necessary registration forms and submits non-refundable deposit of $50.00 with the online registration form; this will hold the child's spot in the choir.

4.    The family attends the parent meeting in September (date TBA) and pays the remainder of the fees at this time.

 

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  • Auditions are by appointment and are with Josie Burgess, the EYV artistic director.
  • Auditions are held each year in June for September admission.  Arrangements can be made for children wishing to audition at other times.
  • Each audition is scheduled for 10 minutes.
  • The audition is a simple vocal assessment of the child’s readiness for a choral experience and their ability to match pitch.
  • Children do not need to prepare anything specific for the audition; however, if a child has a song they would like to sing for Josie, she would love to hear it!
  • Simple exercises and “sing-a-longs” are used to identify skill level and to determine placement in the choir.

Admission into the EYV Choral program is based on a combination of musicianship, interest, enthusiasm and commitment. 

We are looking for children who are eager to sing and eager to learn.

The following are things we are looking for in perspective singers:

  • Co-operative and enthusiastic attitude

  • Clear, pleasant singing voice

  • Discriminating musical ear

  • Ability to follow instruction / suggestions / corrections

  • Listening skills, including melodic and rhythmic memory

  • Self-reliance
  • Social skills


A student not meeting all of these criteria may be placed on probation at the discretion of the artistic director.

Placement in EYV programs is determined by a successful choir placement audition.  While placement is largely determined according to the age of the chorister, children will be placed according to skill and experience in consultation with the child’s family.

Choristers are expected to make EYV a priority.  Please review the rehearsal and performance schedule on the "Event" page to ensure that you are able to commit prior to joining.