Friday, August 11, 2017   2-3 PM  at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters – 2425 Liberty Ave
Open rehearsals on Tuesdays, September 12 and 19 from 6:15-8:15 PM  at Mary Pappert School of Music – Duquesne University (third through fifth grade only)
Open Rehearsals on Wednesdays,  September 13 and 20 from 6:15-8:15 PM  at Pew Fine Arts Center, Grove City College (third through sixth grade only)
Monday, December 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Mary Pappert School of Music – Duquesne University


PYC’s free and comprehensive two-hour group audition process is conducted very much like one of our weekly rehearsals.  After physical and vocal warm-ups, the students are introduced to a new piece of music and together they learn its rhythmic, melodic and structural components.  As students gain confidence, they are invited to sing a section of the piece for the director.  Throughout the audition, students are observed and evaluated on their attentiveness and maturity as well as their innate and learned music skills.

While the students audition, their parents attend an informative session presented by PYC’s administrative staff where they learn what to expect as new parents of a PYC chorister!  A group of PYC’s current choristers are usually on hand to help with the auditions and are always willing to speak with those who are auditioning as well as their parents to provide their prospective of what  it is like to be a member of PYC.

To be added to the next scheduled audition, please complete and submit the following  audition application.  Upon receipt you will receive further information from PYC.

     “As you know, our daughter was quite anxious about auditioning in front of the other children and Katie, Jimmy, Amanda and others made her feel welcome and comfortable. In my opinion, this was such a direct, positive reflection on the work the choir does with the children not just in music, but the overall growth and development of the child! What mature young people!




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