AUDITIONS

The Youth Choir holds annual auditions for potential choristers, as well as for current choristers, thereby ensuring the highest standard possible. Our auditions are usually held in September, in time for the introductory weekend in October.

We’re excited to have you as part of the KZNYC family!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the first round of the annual KZN Youth Choir auditions will be conducted via video submission. Successful candidates will be required to participate in a 15 – 20  minute virtual interview. Submission deadline: 01 November 2020

Audition Requirements

  1. Online submission of application form
  2. Payment of Audition Fee – R100.00
  3. Submission of ONE video
 

Video submission guidelines

  1. Your camera should be placed at shoulder level
  2. Ensure that there is adequate lighting
  3. Please keep the sound distortion to a minimum if you are not able to avoid it altogether.
 

Your audition recording should include the following exercises

  • ONE major scale of your own choice (one octave, ascending and descending)
  • ONE major arpeggio of your own choice (one octave, ascending and descending)
  • ONE chromatic scale (one octave, ascending and descending)
  • ONE major triad
  • ONE minor triad
  • A prepared piece of your own choice; NP backing track (choral/classic genre, eg. a hymn such as Silent Night).

Important Information

It is important to take note of the following before deciding to audition for the KZNYC: 

  • Rehearsals take place every Friday evening from 17h00 – 21h00 at Clifton College,  Durban
  • You will be required to attend at least one camp during the 2021 choir year: more information will follow shortly
  • Fees:  Annual fee of R3600 for all choristers and R400 once off affiliation fee is payable for new members.
  • You will be required to buy a formal, ethnic and informal uniform
  • If your audition is successful and you become a member of the Provincial choir of KZN, you have a commitment to attend rehearsals and all performances as you will be representing your province and your country.
  • You will be required to spend time at home preparing (learning and memorizing) your music.

2021 Audition Dates

All current choristers who wish to re-audition this year, will have a virtual meeting with Meneer and one or both assistant conductors. There will be no audition fees for existing choristers who wish to re-audition. You will be required to complete an on-line audition form after which we will schedule an appointment time for you.

 

New applicants will be required to apply on-line and send in a recording via WhatsApp or email to our auditions email account. This will then be assessed by Meneer, Edrich and Marga and be considered
as the first round of the audition. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend a final audition at Clifton College or if not possible a virtual audition via Zoom or Skype.

 

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Prepare for your audition!

Prepare your own choice of song. 
As we are in the genre of Choral singing, it is suggested that you prepare either a hymn, traditional folk song or one of your exam works.
Accompaniment will be provided
You will be asked to sing some scales with the piano and basic aural tests will be conducted

Book your audition

Complete the online audition form
Confirmation of receipt will be sent as well as information on video audition requirements