Register with EYV
All Rehearsals are held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Old Strathcona – 10037 84 Avenue, Edmonton
Please read the information below before registering. Thank you!
Younger than Grade 4?
Children in the EYV Junior Choir program (grades K-3) do not require an audition
and join **by registration only**.
No experience necessary.
In Grade 4 up to age 25?
Vocal placement interviews for all children and youth entering grades 4 through age 25 are required for acceptance into EYV.
Information about EYV Vocal Placement Interviews (May/June/August)
(For Children's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Ensemble ONLY):
Joining EYV Children's, Chamber, and Ensemble Choir is a two-step process:
1. A vocal placement interview between the singer and the conductor is arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. The family/singer fills out the online registration form and submits a non-refundable deposit of $50.00; this will hold the singer's spot in the choir and will also be deducted from the annual tuition.
Vocal Placement Interviews
Vocal placement interviews are by appointment and are with the conductor of the choir.
Vocal placement interviews are typically held each year in June for September admission. Arrangements can be made for singers wishing to interview at other times.
Each vocal placement interview is scheduled for 10 minutes.
The vocal placement interview is a simple vocal assessment of the singer's readiness for a choral experience and their ability to match pitch.
Singers do not need to prepare anything specific for the vocal placement interview.
Simple exercises and “sing-a-longs” are used to identify skill level and to determine placement in the choir.
**Vocal placement interviews are meant to be welcoming, non-threatening and are a wonderful opportunity for a conductor to start getting to know a singer and his or her voice. Singers are welcome to interview regardless of experience. Please contact the conductor if there are concerns or questions!
Admission into the EYV Choral program is based on a combination of musicianship, interest, enthusiasm, and commitment.
We are looking for choristers who are eager to sing and eager to learn. The following are things we are looking for in prospective singers:
Co-operative and enthusiastic attitude
Clear, pleasant singing voice - Discriminating musical ear - Ability to follow instruction / suggestions / corrections
Listening skills, including melodic and rhythmic memory
Social skills A student not meeting all of these criteria may be invited to “try it out” at the discretion of the conductor.
Placement in EYV programs is determined by vocal placement interviews. While placement is largely determined according to the age of the chorister, singers will be placed according to skill and experience in consultation with the singer's family.
**Choristers are expected to make EYV a priority. Please review the rehearsal and performance schedule on the "Events" page to ensure that you are able to commit prior to joining.**
We are always thrilled to welcome new singers and look forward to singing with you!
EYV Tuition for 2023-24 Season
Reduced tuition (10%) is available for families with more than one singer enrolled in any EYV programs.
ONE $150 Concert Ticket Pack per family is in addition to Tuition.
For more information on Tuition & Registration Fee's Click Here.
Need Financial Assistance?
EYV offers a bursary program each year for families struggling to pay tuition.