Audition Information

Auditions for the 2022-23 season are now open. We will have both in-person and online auditions this year!

Auditions are currently by appointment only.

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The audition will include:

  • Sing a familiar song (My Country 'Tis Of Thee or Happy Birthday - unaccompanied)
  • Scale
  • Vocal Range
  • Sight Reading (melody and rhythm)
  • Tonal Memory
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Please look through this important information:

Youth Chorale FAQ

Where does YCCM rehearse and for how long?

The two main ensembles, Cantanti and Con Brio, rehearse two hours each week on the campus of St. John’s University. Rehearsals run from 6:00-8:10 on Sunday evenings. Con Brio (treble voices) rehearses in the Choir Room at St. John’s Prep School and Cantanti (mixed voices) rehearses in the Choir Room in the Stephen B. Humphrey Music Building. An additional small ensemble, Chamber Singers, is selected in the fall and meets before the main rehearsal periodically throughout the year. The season runs from September to May.

What are the requirements for YCCM?

Other than the audition, the only other requirement is that singers are enrolled in their local high school choirs. Because YCCM only meets for two hours per week, we cannot be a singer's sole source of vocal music education. Rare exceptions are made for home school students and those enrolled in Post-Secondary Education Option who cannot feasibly join their high school or college choir.

How many concerts per year does YCCM perform?

The Chorales perform approximately 6-8 times per year, often times collaborating with other choirs and artists including local singers in "Central Minnesota Idol" and with orchestra for our biennial "YCCM Masterworks."

What kinds of music do YCCM choirs sing?

The Youth Chorale performs a diverse range of choral music from masterworks to gospel to pop, and commissions new music every year.

What is the monetary commitment?

Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota families participate in a fair share program. Rather than being charged a set fee, families are shown the expense involved to make the program successful, and are asked to make a pledge for the year. Your pledge helps cover the cost of music, folders, concert attire, staff, overnight stays, insurance, facility rental, and office expenses. This season, YCCM operational costs divided by the number of singers is $1,287, and the suggested minimum fair share amount families were asked to give this season was $575. Some families pay the full amount, most give the minimum amount, and some give less or none, all based on their circumstance. The great thing about YCCM’s Parent Pledge/Fair Share program is that families can pay according to their financial ability, thereby avoiding a cumbersome scholarship process. As an additional benefit, parents may count the pledge as a charitable contribution. Singers are accepted into YCCM based on their vocal abilities, and no singer who earns a position is turned away.

Where Can I hear YCCM?

The best place to hear YCCM is in concert! Search our Events Page during our regular season. You can also hear the Youth Chorale on our YouTube Channel, on Facebook, or search iTunes.

What do I do next?

Sign up for an audition! Select the most convenient time and register. We will contact your director and have them fill out a registration form..