Auditions for the 2021-2022 Season

We are delighted that you are interested in joining the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale Family!  No experience is required, but a love of singing and enthusiasm for music is essential.  The audition process is completed in a relaxed and friendly manner, giving each chorister time to sing for the director.  AAYC members must be nine years old by September 1, 2021, or a rising 4th grader.  Click here to learn more about our ensembles.

  • Descant Choir:  During your time to meet with the director, singers will be asked to do some pitch matching, demonstrate their vocal range, and answer a few questions.

  • Concert Choir:  Each singer will be asked to sing back patterns of notes that are sung or played for them, sing scales a cappella (unaccompanied), do some very basic music sight-reading, sing a simple canon (round) with the director, and answer a few questions.

All of this is accomplished in about 10-15 minutes.  Parents/Guardians are invited to join the meeting for the last few minutes, following the singing portion, to meet the director and ask any questions they may have.

Auditions will be held in person at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.   Those present will be required to wear masks and will be physically distanced in a large space.

Auditions are by appointment. Please click the link below to complete an audition request form.

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For additional information, please find the Audition FAQ's at the bottom of this page.  We can't wait to meet you!  If you have additional questions, please complete our contact form.

Audition FAQ's

Where does AAYC rehearse and for how long?

AAYC rehearses at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, located at 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Both of our ensembles rehearse on Tuesday evenings, September through May. - Descant Choir rehearses from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Concert Choir rehearses from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How many concerts does AAYC perform each Season?

AAYC performs 2 to 3 concerts each year. The choirs present a Winter Concert as well as a Concert in the Spring. Additionally, the AAYC ensembles also appear with distinguished performing arts organizations, such as the Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Flint Symphony Orchestras, as well as the University of Michigan SMTD choirs, orchestras, and opera productions.

What is the monetary commitment to be a member of AAYC?

2021-2022 Season Tuition Descant Choir: $500 Concert Choir: $750 Every singer must pay a non-refundable deposit of $150 at the time of registration. This deposit applies toward the total tuition for the season. The remaining tutiion may be paid in one lump sum or split over three equal payments. In addition to tuition, new members must pay a $75 Uniform Fee. Each singer's family is required to fundraise $100 in addition to the Tuition and Uniform Fee. Families may choose to opt of out the required fundraising activity by paying the $100 requirment a the time of registration.