IMPORTANT DATES

 

We are looking for singers who can help us fulfill our mission to serve and uplift our local, national and global communities through music! Auditions are currently being accepted for the 2020/2021 performance season.  Find out more below!

 
Key Audition Dates:

  • Video audition deadline:  June 13, 2020

  • Callback emails sent:  June 20, 2020

  • Live audition callbacks: July 10, 11, and July 17, 18

  • Final results emails sent: August 2020

 
Audition Submission Steps:

  1. Create an account in our student registration system HERE.

  2. Pay the $35 audition fee via Venmo @OneVoice-ChildrensChoir

  3. Upload an audition video before midnight on June 13, 2020 HERE.

 
Audition Video Requirements:

  • The video filename should include the applicants full name, age, title of song and the words “2020 Auditions.”  For example, “Sally Johnson – Age 10 – This is Me – 2020 Auditions.”

  • The song must be at least 30 seconds long but no longer than 60 seconds.

  • The song should be age and style appropriate for the applicant.

  • The song must be performed a cappella (without live or recorded accompaniment).

  • The video should show the applicant from the waist up so reviewers can see facial expressions and stage presence.

  • Applicant should be “performance ready” (dressed and styled as if performing for an audience).

Please note that video submissions will not be saved by One Voice, and a new submission will be required for each audition cycle.  Duplicate submissions in a single audition cycle will be disregarded.  

Please click HERE to be added to our mailing list and to receive updates regarding the upcoming auditions.

 
Important 2020/2021 Performance Year Information:

Choirs and Time Commitments:

The One Voice Children’s Choir consists of two different choirs: the Apprentice Choir and the Master Choir.

  • The Apprentice Choir will have a limited performance schedule and will rehearse for 1 hour per week from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Utah County OR Thursday in Salt Lake County.
     

  • The Master Choir will have a full performance schedule and will rehearse for 1.5 hours per week from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday in Utah County OR Thursday in Salt Lake County.

Financial Commitments:

  • Registration Fee: $50

  • Monthly Tuition:

    • Apprentice: $65 per month​

    • Master: $80 per month​

    • Additional performance fees may apply for certain performances during the year

  • Wardrobe fee: The One Voice Master Choir has 4 performance looks that are used throughout the year.  We are committed to keeping wardrobe expenses as cost effective as possible while maintaining our performance standards.

  • ​Travel costs: Generally, members of the choir will be responsible to cover ​at least some of the travel costs associated with choir tours. Amounts will be determined based on the location, length and performance obligations of each tour.

Scholarship programs are available for students who need financial assistance for tuition, boot camp and/or wardrobe fees.  Requests can be sent to administrator@onevoicechildren.com.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When/How do students learn and practice their songs?​​

Upon becoming a member, each student receives login information to the Choir Member section on the main One Voice website.  Sheet music, part-specific practice tracks, lyrics sheets and other helps can be downloaded and used to learn and practice.  Students are expected to know the material when they attend rehearsal each week.

How can children ranging from ages 4 to 18 effectively learn as a group?

Much of our material is split into 3 or 4 parts and up to as many as 8! Because children are expected to learn their parts on their own time, rehearsal time can be spent on honing good technique and focusing on particularly difficult parts of the songs.  It’s amazing how quickly children can learn complex music if you believe in them and instruct them well.

Do you sing religious material?

One Voice is a non-denominational choir.  We have children of various belief systems and walks of life.  Although we do sing Christian music during Christmas and Easter time, our production is generally categorized as “inspirational” rather than religious.

At what types of events do you perform?

One Voice performs at a broad spectrum of events, including media events (TV, radio), sporting events (Jazz, Bees, RSL, etc), opening acts for artists, business conventions, government events and benefit concerts for other non-profit and charity organizations.  We also make time for more intimate community events at care facilities and local festivals.  Reaching an expansive and diverse group of people is the best way to accomplish our mission.

Are students required to dance?

Our focus is on singing, and we spend some time covering basic music theory, diction, interval recognition and vocal training.  Occasionally, we add simple choreography like snapping, swaying or clapping, but students do not need to have a dance background to be involved in the choir.  

 
 

LIVE AUDITION INFORMATION

 

 

The following information only applies to those applicants selected for a live audition.  Live auditions will take place after all video auditions have been reviewed.  The timing of live auditions will be provided to those applicants selected for a live audition.

 

4-6 Year-old Applicants:

 

Students will be asked to sing a song of their choice a capella. They will be evaluated on their ability to stay in the same key throughout the song. The three most important things for this  age group are (1) pitch, (2) diction and (3) attention span to last for 90 minutes of group rehearsal each week.  The parent will be interviewed regarding the third item.

7-9 Year-old Applicants:

Students will be asked to sing TWO songs of their choice a capella.  The style can be diverse: Pop, Classical, or Broadway. Students will sing 25-30 seconds of each song, so they should prepare to sing the parts of the songs that best showcase their voice. NOTE: The two songs should show contrast from each other, whether stylistically, dynamically or tempo-wise. For example, one song could be loud and upbeat while the other could be soft and slow with sustained notes. Students will be evaluated on pitch, rhythm, diction, stage presence, and vocal quality and strength. Students will also be asked to sing a basic major scale and its variations where the notes are arranged in different order (i.e. G-E-F-D-E-C-D-B-C) in various keys. Listen and practice.

10-12 Year-old Applicants:

Students will be asked to sing TWO songs of their choice a capella.  The style can be diverse: Pop, Classical, or Broadway. Students will sing 25-30 seconds of each song, so they should prepare to sing the parts of the songs that best showcase their voice. NOTE: The two songs should show contrast from each other, whether stylistically, dynamically or tempo-wise. For example, one song could be loud and upbeat while the other could be soft and slow with sustained notes. Students will be evaluated on pitch, rhythm, diction, stage presence, and vocal quality and strength. Students will also be asked to sing a basic major scale and its variations where the notes are arranged in different order (i.e. G-E-F-D-E-C-D-B-C) in various keys. Listen and practice.  In addition, they will be given a dictation / learning accuracy test where they will hear a short musical phrase and will be asked to sing back what they heard.

13 Year and Older Applicants:

Students will be asked to sing TWO songs of their choice a capella.  The style can be diverse: Pop, Classical, or Broadway. Students will sing 25-30 seconds of each song, so they should prepare to sing the parts of the songs that best showcase their voice. NOTE: The two songs should show contrast from each other, whether stylistically, dynamically or tempo-wise. For example, one song could be loud and upbeat while the other could be soft and slow with sustained notes. Students will be evaluated on pitch, rhythm, diction, stage presence, and vocal quality and strength. Students will also be asked to sing a basic major scale and its variations where the notes are arranged in different order (i.e. G-E-F-D-E-C-D-B-C) in various keys. Listen and practice.  In addition, they will be given a dictation / learning accuracy test where they will hear a short musical phrase and will be asked to sing back what they heard.  Finally, applicants will be given a short musical phrase that splits into two parts.  They will be asked to identify and sing each part individually.