The brand new TERRITORIAL YOUTH CHORUS will be launched this Fall. The inaugural weekend is an exciting opportunity with Major Len Ballantine (Canada) and the Territorial Songsters (Dr. Beatrice Holz) in Oklahoma City September 15-18, 2016.

If you are interested in taking part in this tremendous opportunity, please carefully read the audition information below:

WHO CAN AUDITION?

  • Active Salvationists within the Southern Territory
  • You must between the ages of 14 and 23 (on September 15, 2016)

AUDITION MATERIAL

Click the button below to download audition music. Practice all music to the best of your ability before making your recording. 

The Youth Chorus audition is in two parts . You may use an accompanist or the recording provided (above) to accompany your audition. Your recording should demonstrate your best sound quality, musicianship, and stage presence.

Part 1 - Sing the melody of the song. 

Part 2 - Sing your part to the song provided. 

Recording Guidelines

All auditions must be recorded on video and submitted as listed below.

Each part of the audition should be recorded in one take, without pausing or editing. Under no circumstances should you edit your audition in any way within a Part. The two parts may be combined into one video or submitted as two separate videos. 

Read our recording tips before making your recording to help you create a quality recording that best represents your ability.

Audition Submission Information

The deadline for submitting the video link to the music department is June 15, 2016.

By submitting your audition video, you are agreeing to attend the Territorial Youth Chorus rehearsals and performances from September 15-18, 2016 in Oklahoma. 

How to submit your audition:

  1. Upload your audition as an Unlisted Video to YouTube. For more information on how to upload an unlisted video, click here.
  2. Complete the audition application. (Paste each unlisted URL in the space provided.)

Notes:

  1. All members of the 2015 TMI Chorus are invited to attend without audition, but you will still need to complete the application. This will give THQ all relevant information about you that will allow us to plan the weekend and to obtain approvals for your participation.  
  2. It is permissible to audition into both the Territorial Youth Band and the Territorial Youth Chorus.
  3. The video audition is the first step in the process to become a member of the Territorial Youth Chorus for the 2016 season. If you are selected by the audition committee, THQ will then seek approval from your Divisional Commander and the Territorial Secretary for Program before you are confirmed as a member. 

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Simmons-Smith