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World Youth Choir Auditions

World Youth Choir is looking for young, talented, experienced singers from all over the world, interested in improving their skills of choral singing while touring Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia in the second half of July 2017.

Summer session 2017 in Hungary is organized by Zsolnay Heritage Management and the World Youth Choir Foundation. The rehearsal session is hosted by Zsolnay Heritage Management in Pécs, in the famous Kodaly Centre. The rehearsal session will be followed by a tour with concerts in Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia (details will be confirmed in April 2017). Dates: 04/07/2017 (arrivals) to 25/07/2017 (departures tbc).

THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SINGERS WHO:

 

  • are passionate and experienced high level choral singers or soloists
  • are between 17 and 26 years old, on July 1st, 2017 (obligatory)
  • have basic or professional music education
  • are ready to improve their singing and social skills
  • are ready to meet new friends all over the world
  • are ready to accept diversity of world cultures
  • are eager to learn in a multicultural environment
  • are ready to spend one month with great people

 

Does it fit you? In that case the World Youth Choir is the place to be and sing! Why should you join? Beyond the project itself, the World Youth Choir is a way to network with choral youth in the world. Selected singers/session participants are considered cultural “ambassadors” of their country. In return they make friends with young people from all over the world, learn of new/ different singing techniques, improve interpretation as well as stage performance capacities while singing choral music of various styles, time periods and the many genres of each continent, learn about other cultures and bring back home choral music from different world countries.

 

The Association of Irish Choirs will be holding auditions on the 11th February 2017 in UCD, Belfield, Dublin.

If you are interested in auditioning, please contact aoic@ul.ie.

Further information available here: https://www.worldyouthchoir.org/ and here

 

During your audition you will be recorded and asked to perform (in the following order):

a) A range test: one scale sung forte a cappella on an open vowel presenting the entire voice-range, not exceeding 1'20'' in total

b) Sight-reading: Applicants should record a melody as a piece of sight reading. Use up to 10 minutes to look the exercise through (not using a piano, except for the introduction pitch/cadenza), analyze all tonal and theory components. Then record at first attempt in front of the jury or a supervisor. 

c) Prepared score(s): 2 obligatory choral excerpts (to be announced). National recruiters should provide 2 obligatory choral excerpts in advance to all candidates (by email or mail), and let them demonstrate their best ability in preparing both at home.

 

 

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