Sing With Us
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 13, 2017
To book, contact Cheryl by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604-703-4763.
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 bring a completed PMCC Vocal Assessment Form along with a picture. This helps our staff put a face to a name.
Vocal Assessment Day!
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.
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.