Membership in one of YWCP choruses requires an audition. We know auditions can be scary, so we keep the experience simple and fun. There is no need to prepare a musical selection, but we’d like to hear you sing either “Happy Birthday” or the first verse of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” 

Auditions are held three times a year:
August (and early September), January,
May/June (for the following season).

Auditions are by appointment only. In your audition, the YWCP music faculty will determine which of our ensembles is the best fit for your age, vocal maturity and music reading ability.

Auditions for our 2018-2019 season for all of our ensembles will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 and Saturday, June 9, 2018 in San Francisco. Sign up for an audition. Email for more information or with questions.

To find out more about YWCP Ensembles, click here.

What We Are Looking For

Some singers like to know what we are looking for in an audition, so we put this list together to explain each level’s requirements.

A successful audition for Prelude Chorus requires:

  • A natural, free singing voice
  • Good intonation (pitch)
  • Singing one verse of “America” (“My Country ‘Tis of Thee”) OR “Happy Birthday” from memory (click here to listen to “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” sung by YWCP members)
  • Enthusiasm for performing

A successful audition for Allegro Chorus requires all of the above plus:

  • All of the above
  • Healthy, free vocal production
  • Ability to identify treble clef note names
  • Ability to sing basic rhythms at sight
  • Some choral experience

A successful audition for Vivo Chorus requires all of the above plus:

  • All of the above
  • A maturing, confident vocal tone
  • Ability to recognize basic music symbols
  • Ability to sing a new melody with relative ease
  • Experience in part-singing in a choral setting

A successful audition for Young Women’s Chorus requires all of the above plus:

  • All of the above
  • Knowledge of key and time signatures
  • Ability to sing melodies in major and minor keys at sight
  • Ability to learn music on your own at home
  • Advanced vocal technique

Email for more information or with questions.

  • Singing in YWCP has given me a greater understanding of who I am as a young woman in this world, showing me that regardless of what society says, I truly can make a difference with my voice

    Aria YWC chorister
  • Singing with the Young Women's Choral Project is among the happiest experiences in my daughter Sonia's life.

    Sejal Allegro parent
  • I especially value the opportunity for girls to enjoy making music and get outstanding training in musicianship in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.

    John Allegro parent
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