Auditioning Information

More information about auditioning for us

 

We advise all prospective choristers and their parents to read the membership information and attendance guidelines overview below before arranging for an audition.

Auditions are open to any boy or girl in grade 3 – 12 who has an interest in choral singing and music. The WSYC’s Artistic Director personally conducts each group audition in a relaxed, informal atmosphere, and assists children through the audition process as needed. An audition takes about 20-30 minutes, and includes basic techniques such as scale singing, pitch matching, and singing a verse or two of a prepared piece acappella (such as Happy Birthday, The Star Spangled Banner, or any song that the singer wishes to perform).

Auditions are normally held three times per year (in May, July or August and December) by appointment only. The WSYC is dedicated to the highest artistic standards. To help maintain these standards, all choristers are re-evaluated annually for overall progress and to determine ensemble re-enrollment or promotion.

Chorus Membership

Being a member of the WSYC means participating in the fun of making music. It also means accepting the responsibilities that go along with being a member of a renowned choral group. Successful chorus participation demands more than musical skill and artistry. It requires commitment, dedication, and a strong sense of personal responsibility.

Attendance Guidelines Overview

Consistent, on-time attendance is the number one responsibility of WSYC members! We expect our choristers to be on time and present at all rehearsals (a certain number of absences are permitted per ensemble), performances, and special events throughout the program year.

Absences interfere with the individual chorister’s ability to progress and undermine the musical integrity of the Chorus. Therefore, choristers who do not  meet WSYC’s standards for attendance and punctuality may not be allowed to continue.

Upcoming Events

May
5
Sat
2018
7:30 pm Mathias Concert at Salem College @ Salem Fine Arts Center
Mathias Concert at Salem College @ Salem Fine Arts Center
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Guest conductor Anton Armstrong will be directing as a part of the Salem College Mathias Concert. Members of the Touring Chorus, Young Men and Young Women’s ensembles will be performing along with the Salem College[...]
May
8
Tue
2018
7:00 pm Salemtowne concert @ Salemtowne Retirement Community
Salemtowne concert @ Salemtowne Retirement Community
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Touring Chorus will be performing a concert for the residents of Salemtowne Retirement Community.
Jun
22
Fri
2018
7:00 pm Whole Notes Auction & Gala @ Wake Forest Biotech Place
Whole Notes Auction & Gala @ Wake Forest Biotech Place
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Whole Notes Auction & Gala @ Wake Forest Biotech Place | Winston-Salem | North Carolina | United States
Includes general table seating for small plates dinner, drink tickets, bid number
Jun
23
Sat
2018
12:30 pm Whole Notes Captain’s Choice Gol... @ Salem Glen Golf & Country Club
Whole Notes Captain’s Choice Gol... @ Salem Glen Golf & Country Club
Jun 23 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Whole Notes Captain's Choice Golf Tournament @ Salem Glen Golf & Country Club | Clemmons | North Carolina | United States
Individual Registration – $70, Foursome – $250 includes range balls, green fee and cart, box lunch, prizes