World Youth Choir audition
8. Nov 2019
World Youth Choir is looking for young, talented, experienced singers between 17 and 26 years old, as on July 1st, 2020 (obligatory).
The audition will take place on Friday, 6 December 2019 at 11.00 in the Chamber hall of the EAMT (C-405).
During your audition you will be recorded and asked to perform (in the following order):
1) A range test – one scale sung forte a cappella on an open vowel presenting the entire voice-range;
2) Sight-reading – an unknown exercise that is not prepared in advance. You can 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;
3) Prepared score – obligatory choral excerpt from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
4) Prepared aria of choice. Please bring your own piano accompanist!
The summer session 2020 will be held from July 30th to August 20th. The rehearsal session in Bonn, Germany will be followed by a tour with concerts in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Austria. The choir will be under the artistic direction of conductors Tan Dun (USA) and Jörn Hinnerk Andresen (DEU) and will perform a programme with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and a commission work by Tan Dun called “Nine”. More detailed info is available at the WYC homepage.
NB! All the expenses during the summer session are covered by the WYC. Nevertheless, the selected singers are expected to pay the participation fee 100€, traveling costs to Germany and back, the insurance costs + some pocket money for private expenses.
You can sign up for the audition until 29 November 2019 latest by sending an e-mail either to:
Kai Kiiv, International Relations Specialist of the EAMT, firstname.lastname@example.org