HOW TO APPLY?
Join the World Youth Choir
Between 17 and 26 years old on August 1, 2024.
A passionate choral singer.
From a background of basic or semi-professional music education.
Ready to meet new friends all over the world.
Able to speak English at an intermediate level.
Seeking a different professional challenge.
Eager to learn in a multicultural environment.
Then you are ready to apply!
Each year, the World Youth Choir welcomes around 60-100 singers to participate in a summer session and a concert tour. Your application process will depend on wether you participated before or not. See the different options available below and choose the one fitting your current situation.
If you fit the application criteria, schedule an audition with a national recruiter in your country.
Learn about the audition process and requirements and prepare for your audition.
If your audition is among the best in your country, it will be forwarded to the international jury who will make the final selection on the composition of the choir.
All applicants are notified of the results of their application.
If you were selected for 2020 session, you should have received an email with information about the 2024 WYC session. If you didn't receive it, please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR WYC ALUMNI
Singers who were selected members of sessions before 2020 can request a direct application and should submit a voice range, the mandatory choral piece and the aria of choice.
Singers who applied for the 2020 session but were not selected should apply with the new materials. Schedule an audition with a national recruiter or, if there is no national recruiter in your country or the national recruiter is not active, you can request a direct application.
Applications deadline: 22 December 2023
In case you need funding for your travels and other personal expenses during the session, there are some suggestions that you can explore. They are no specific grants or funds, but possibilities you can explore in your own country:
Contact your choir or choral organisation and ask for support. Discuss with them what can you provide them in return (promotion of the organisation, a report of the event, etc.).
Browse On the Move for travel grants that can apply to your situation. This is a website that gathers different mobility opportunities in the culture field. Specifically for Asian and Asia-based singers, check the possibility to apply for the ASEF Mobility First! grant.
Approach the embassy of the session's host country in your country: They might have some bilateral programmes or funding for culture
Look for bilateral friendship associations between your country and the session's host country.
Check if the language institutes for the language of the host country (eg. Alliance Française, Goethe Institut) in your country has some possibility to fund your trip.