Audition Requirements

Due to the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19, New Jersey Youth Chorus will be holding digital auditions for the 2020-2021 season. Our easy to use audition form and instructions on how to audition can be found here. Audition requirements and audition preparation aids for each NJYC ensemble are below. Where noted, pitch, sheet music, and recordings are available directly in the audition form. Additionally, auditionees who play an instrument may choose to submit an instrumental selection as well. 

 

Primo Coro – Girls entering grades 3 – 5

Auditionees will be asked to sing the following:

  • Major scale in D sung on solfege (melody syllables: do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do).  (Pitch)
  • Happy Birthday in G (Pitch) 
  • My Country ‘Tis of Thee (America) in G (Pitch, Sheet Music, Recording)
  • One of the following, your choice: Row Row Row Your Boat, Skip to My Lou, This Old Man, or Twinkle Twinkle. You may start your selection on whichever pitch is comfortable for you. 

For practice tracks and sheet music, please click here
 

Coro Vivo – Boys with unchanged voices entering grades 3 – 8

Auditionees will be asked to sing the following:

  • Major scale in D sung on solfege (melody syllables: do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do).  (Pitch)
  • Happy Birthday in G (Pitch) 
  • My Country ‘Tis of Thee (America) in G (Pitch, Sheet Music, Recording)
  • One of the following, your choice: Amazing Grace, Simple Gifts, or The Water is Wide. You may start your selection on whichever pitch is comfortable for you. 

 

For practice tracks and sheet music, please click here
 

Solo Voce – Girls entering grades 6 – 8

 

Auditionees will be asked to sing the following:

  • Major scales in D and F#, sung on solfege (melody syllables: do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do).  (Pitch)
  • Jubilate Deo in C (Pitch, Sheet Music, Recording) 
  • One of the following, your choice: Ash Grove or Velvet Shoes. A low voice and high voice option are available for both selections, and sheet music and recordings can be found in the link below. 

For practice tracks and sheet music, please click here

 

Camerata – Boys with changing and changed voices entering grades 7-12

Auditionees will be asked to sing the following:

  • Three major scales, sung on solfege (melody syllables: do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) Low voices, sing G, C, and E Scales. High Voices, sing C, E, and A Scales. (Pitch)
  • Music Alone Shall Live in F (Pitch, Sheet Music, Recording)
  • One of the following, your choice: Shenandoah, The Ash Grove, or Simple Gifts

For practice tracks and sheet music, please click here.

 

Coriste – Girls entering grades 9 – 12

Auditionees will be asked to sing the following:

  • Three major scales, in B-flat, E-flat and A-flat, sung on solfege (melody syllables: do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) (Pitch)
  • Now I Walk in Beauty in A-minor (Pitch, Sheet Music, Recording) 
  • One verse, a cappella, of ONE of the following: Ash Grove, Danny Boy, Greensleeves, Homeward Bound, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, or Shenandoah. You can also choose a piece from Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias or another classical piece

For practice tracks and sheet music, please click here