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What to expect:
First, schedule an audition. The main objectives of an audition are for our artistic staff to listen to each prospective singer, and to determine which choir would be best suited to each individual according to his or her own skills and abilities. Our conductors will do some range testing (to see how high and how low you can comfortably sing — it’s not a competition!), some agility testing (to see how quickly you can sing scales and arpeggios), and some aural skills tests (matching pitch, identifying the top/bottom note of a chord). Auditions are a chance to meet our conductors and ask any questions you (parents and singers) might have. Remember – no one has ever died from an audition. ☺ There is NO NEED to stress about it! We’re here to meet you and have a bit of fun.
What to prepare for the audition:
A song of your choice, preferably an art song in English. If you don’t know an art song, you may sing something like ‘O Canada,’ ‘Amazing Grace,’ a church hymn or your favourite Broadway song.
On the day of your audition, you will be greeted by Iain, our General Manager. During the auditions, parents are asked to wait outside. While our conductors are working with the singers, parents can discuss the details of our program with Iain – there are sure to be lots of questions!
Results of the auditions are communicated at the end of the session. If you are successful, you will be contacted by Cantilon’s General Manager no later than the day after your audition with information about how to register for your program.