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Northland  Youth Choir - Fairbanks, Alaska

Auditions

Auditions are held each year in May and August.

Parents of prospective singers may contact the director by phone at (214) 354-4587 or email to set up an audition time. An audition application is available for download here.

Auditions last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Due to COVID concerns, auditions are held individually or simultaneously with sliblings/family groups. During the audition the singers will demonstrate the following skills: pitch-matching, echo-singing with the director, singing high to low vocal range, listening to intervals played on the piano and singing them to the director, rhythm clapping, sight-singing a line of music using solfege or note names and singing a song from the list found at the bottom of the page.

Acceptance into the choir requires the children to have a commitment to the group. They should feel proud to be a member of our community’s children’s choir and take that responsibility seriously. Each singer is expected to remain active and committed for the entire term, which runs from late August to mid May.

In addition to the weekly practices every member is expected to spend time each day memorizing and learning the music. A child committed to this effort will reap great rewards as a singer, performer and a team player.

Answers to some frequently asked questions have been posted on our FAQ page. Information about tuition policies and fees, performance attire, rehearsal schedule and attendance policies are provided in the choir handbook, which is available for download here.

Singers should come prepared to sing a short song of their choice from the appropriate list found below. They will sing with piano accompaniment. They only need to sing the first verse of their selected song and the sond should be memorized. They should be aware to sing a different song from previous auditions.

Song Lists:

First time audition: 

  • London Bridge
  • Silent Night
  • Frere Jacques
  • Amazing Gracce
  • Yankee Doodle

2nd-5th time audition:

  • America
  • America the Beautiful
  • Joy to the World
  • This Land is Your Land
  • Fairest Lord Jesus

6th-10th time audition:

  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • Alaska’s Flag
  • Danny Boy
  • Sweet Betsy From Pike
  • God Bless America