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Dear future UPYC members,
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We are very happy that you have decided to audition for UP Youth Choir.

For your audition, please fill out the form below.
Prepare, record and upload a song of your choice (A Capella/without accompaniment or backtrack or earphones) that shows off your voice, your ability and musicality.


Please start the video by saying your Name & Surname
Your audition will be submitted virtually through WhatsApp

Please send your audition to 083 556 0477.


The deadline for all submissions is 30 June 2022

If you have any audition related enquiries, please send an email to upyouthchoir@gmail.com.

Alternatively, you can DM us on any of our social media platforms. 

We hope to see your auditions soon!

A few tips on auditioning for singers

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Preparation:

Know your song by heart.

Practice in front of a mirror.

Record yourself and listen back on headphones.

 

The Audition:

Warm-up beforehand, drink some water, don’t forget to breathe!

Make it fun; smile a lot; you will feel the way you look!

Remember, it always sounds less energized than you think,

so make sure your diction and rounded vowels are on top form.

 

Tips in general:

Always sing with expression – communicate, tell the story, explain the “emotion” intended.

People connect to emotion.

Don’t be scared to perform, use your body, use facial expression – a vocal coach once asked me:

Would you rather look stupid or sound stupid? It’s a good question. 

Singing and music is as much a discipline as a fun thing to do!

Work hard and play hard!

A good audition, like a good performance, comes from working at it beforehand.

A hidden truth behind all this is that the conductors really do want you to succeed;

otherwise, they wouldn’t have bothered to tell you how ;-)