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If you are between the ages of 8 – 18 years, have a passion for singing, are eager to learn more about music, enjoy performing, and you want to broaden your musical horizons – then come SING with us!

Vocal assessments (like an audition but not as stressful!) are held every June and September.

The next audition date:  Tuesday June 12th, 2018 

To book, contact Cheryl by email at manager@pmcc.ca or by phone at 604-703-4763

Audition Request Form

What To Expect

Our main objective during a vocal assessment is to determine which choir program would be the best fit for your singer. Our Artistic Director creates a safe and comfortable environment where young singers can share their musical talents.

Please come prepared to:

Sing either “Silent Night” or “O Canada” while being accompanied by the piano, as well as a few other vocal exercises.

Complete a short music literacy assessment. This is to determine which music literacy class your singer will join.

Please complete the PMCC Audition Request Form and bring along with a picture. This helps our staff put a face to a name.  The audition fee is $25.  Cash or cheque made out to PMCC.

Vocal Assessment Day!Audition

Auditions are held at the Aberdeen Baptist Church located at 28163 Swensson Ave.

On the day of your vocal assessment, you will be greeted by a PMCC staff person or a parent volunteer. During the actual assessment, parents are briefed in more detail about the choir and are given the opportunity to ask questions.

Results

Children and youth who have a vocal assessment with the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir will be given the results of their assessment by email in the following week.

What We’re Looking For:

A high degree of motivation: A child who is exceptionally keen will likely make a fine contribution to the choir.

A good musical ear: The singer needs to be able to distinguish and match sung pitches. The ability to read music is an advantage.

A pleasant voice: The director will assess the child’s voice potential in terms of resonance and breath support.

An ability to read language: Children who have difficulty in reading language or have little interest in literature will likely experience limited progress as singers.

Good physical health: Rehearsals, performances, concerts, recordings and tours are very taxing, therefore good health and stamina are necessary.

Self-reliance: Children who lack initiative and self-reliance will experience frustration in this type of choral program.

Social skills: Children need the social skills necessary to enjoy working with and relating to other children, and taking direction from directors.

Long-term commitment: In order to receive the maximum benefit from singing in the choir, your child should plan to be part of the choir for at least a few years. The social, emotional, and musical benefits from singing in a choir will be most evident after a few years of singing.

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