Children Pursuing Musical Excellence

 

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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 dates: Tuesday September 12th, 19th & 26th

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

Vocal Assessment 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 bring a completed PMCC Vocal Assessment Form along with a picture. This helps our staff put a face to a name.

Vocal Assessment Day!Audition

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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