Vocal Ensembles 2022 - application form

Applications are now open!

Applications will close on Friday 10 December 2021.


Due to COVID-19, there will be no live auditions. All auditions will be submitted digitally (video, via a YouTube link).   



Please note that the 2022 vocal ensembles program will not commence live rehearsals, instead utilising Zoom rehearsals, until the guidelines from NSW Health and the Department of Education permits this activity. Auditions for the NSW public schools vocal ensembles are being held so that these activities can commence when it is safe to do so.


The NSW public schools vocal ensembles program has two choirs available to NSW public school students in 2022:

  • The NSW Public Schools Junior Singers (Years 4 to 8)
  • The NSW Public Schools Singers (Years 8 to 12)

Both these ensembles have the same application and audition process.
 

Application process

  1. Complete the web form application below. You may apply now and send your audition video link via email before the closing date – Friday 10 December 2021.
  2. Download and print the sheet music for the set audition excerpt ‘Homeward Bound’.
  3. Download the teaching track and audition backing track for the set audition excerpt ‘Homeward Bound’.
  4. Practise the set audition excerpt ‘Homeward Bound’. Note, tenors and basses should sing the excerpt in a vocally comfortable octave (in the written key).
  5. Once you have learnt the set audition excerpt, video yourself singing it through twice – once with the backing track and once a cappella (on your own without accompaniment) in one take, as per the instructions on the video guide below.
  6. When you are happy with your video audition recording, upload the file to YouTube (save as ‘unlisted’) and email the link to concerts.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au by Friday 10 December 2021.

 Audition resources

Audition requirements

  • Introduce yourself on the video audition, including your full name, age, your current school year and the name of the school you attend.
  • In one take, sing the set audition excerpt ‘Homeward Bound’ with the backing track.
  • Sing the excerpt again a cappella.

Instructions for recording your video

Vocal ensembles 2022 - How to audition for vocal ensembles

Video

Instructions on uploading a file to YouTube

Fees

The annual membership fees for 2022 are $300 per ensemble.

Contact details

Should you have any queries, please contact us at concerts.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au

Student details

Student name
Student details
Current school
Please select the school year you will be in next year (2022)

Parent / Caregiver details

Parent 1 / Caregiver details
Parent 2 / Caregiver details

Student background information

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
Is a language other than English spoken at home?
Is support required for the student due to a disability?

Voice information

Please provide a brief summary of your previous musical experience.

Online endorsement

I understand that I must gain approval from a parent/guardian as well as my school principal to participate in the 2022 NSW public schools vocal ensembles should I be successful in my audition.