illumine Youth Choirs are auditioned treble ensembles for boys and girls who love to sing. A musical background is preferred, but not required. We audition annually for each concert season for the choirs Kantorei and Allegro. Prelude singers do not need to audition, only submit a Teacher Recommendation Form. If this applies to your singer, please email us.
What to expect at your audition
If auditioning for Kantorei…
The singer will then sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”, vocalize (five-note scales using a variety of vowels), and play ear training games.
If auditioning for Allegro…
The singer will vocalize, sing ear training exercises and sight-sing a short musical passage. Additional skills assessed include a singer’s ability to independently hold onto their voice part either in harmony or in canon. Current Kantorei members auditioning for placement in Allegro will also have additional requirements which will be assigned during rehearsals.
After the vocal audition, there will be a brief parent interview. Following the interview, your audition will be complete and you will be free to leave.
Returning CYC/illumine members do not need to re-audition.
Each audition session has a $15 non-refundable audition fee. This fee will be collected at the time of the audition.
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