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

Nov
20
Tue
2018
5:45 pm Fall Forward @ Grace Baptist Church
Fall Forward @ Grace Baptist Church
Nov 20 @ 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Fall Forward continues at Grace Baptist Church.   The group will perform in the WSYC Winter Celebration Concert on Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 7:00 PM.
5:45 pm Fall Forward @ Grace Baptist Church
Fall Forward @ Grace Baptist Church
Nov 20 @ 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Fall Forward continues at Grace Baptist Church.   The group will perform in the WSYC Winter Celebration Concert on Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 7:00 PM.
Dec
1
Sat
2018
7:00 pm WSYC Winter Choral Concert @ Salem Fine Arts Center
WSYC Winter Choral Concert @ Salem Fine Arts Center
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Experience the magic of all the WSYC ensembles in a night of beautiful music!
Dec
10
Mon
2018
5:00 pm Winter Auditions @ Piedmont Opera
Winter Auditions @ Piedmont Opera
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you ready to take your voice to a new level? The WSYC is regarded as the leading youth chorus in Winston-Salem! Members have exclusive opportunities to sing with Piedmont Opera, The Winston-Salem Symphony, in[...]
Dec
11
Tue
2018
5:00 pm Winter Auditions @ Piedmont Opera
Winter Auditions @ Piedmont Opera
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you ready to take your voice to a new level? The WSYC is regarded as the leading youth chorus in Winston-Salem! Members have exclusive opportunities to sing with Piedmont Opera, The Winston-Salem Symphony, in[...]