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Joining The Oakville Children's Choir!

Benefits of joining our choir

  • Improve music and performance skills
  • Acquire self confidence and self discipline
  • Learn to work as part of a team
  • Foster community participation and awareness
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Increase creativity and abstract thinking
  • Build lasting friendships

Auditions at the OCC

All prospective choristers are required to audition for The Oakville Children's Choir. The purpose of the audition is to assess the child's readiness and ability level to ensure they are placed in the appropriate choir. The audition process is a positive experience for each child so that he or she gains self confidence and interest in singing with the OCC as a part of the experience.

During the audition, your child will sing a variety of age appropriate vocal and rhythmic exercises.  The conductor will also take time to chat with you and your child about the OCC choir programs. Auditions are open to all children and youth ages 4 to 18.  All are welcome!

There is a non-refundable fee of $15 to audition.

What to Expect at the Auditions

Auditions are conducted by one of the OCC's conductors. New auditions take approximately 10 minutes. Parents are most welcome to stay during the audition.

Depending on the age of your child, for the audition they will be asked to:

  • Sing a prepared song of their choice
  • Read a short poem (not required for children auditioning for the Preparatory Chorus program who cannot yet read)
  • Perform age appropriate rhythm and pitch exercises (to be provided by the conductor at the audition)
  • Complete a short theory assessment (only if auditioning for the Intermediate or Senior Choir)

For more information and audition dates please go to our 'audition and registration page'

Once an audition has been successfully completed, your will be provided with information on how to register your child online.  All auditions and re-auditions must be booked through our office 905-337-7104.  Please note the audition location is - St Simon's Church, 1450 Litchfield Rd, Oakville.  Our offices are located at 203-123 Maurice Dr, Oakville - this location is for administrative purposes only. Our Prep, Cherub, Intermediate and Senior/Chamber choirs rehearsa at St Simon's Church (where all of our our auditions take place for both boys and girls), and all of our AFGM in Training and AFGM rehearsals take place at Linbrook Boys School on Linbrook Road in Oakville.

*Confidential financial aid is availalable, the deadline for bursary applications for this season is September 1, 2017. Please click here to access our bursary information page.

 

Noteworthy

Choral singing helps your child:

  • Improve music and performance skills
  • Acquire self confidence and self discipline
  • Learn to work as part of a team
  • Foster community participation and awareness
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Increase creativity and abstract thinking
  • Build lasting friendships

A Few Words from Oakville's Mayor:

"I am so proud of our Oakville Children's Choir, who recently performed at the World Choir Games and brought home two gold standings.  They are evidence of the fact that Oakville creates champions. Let's do what our community does best - support our choir by attending their concerts as they prepare to represent our town at the next World Choir Olympics in Latvia in 2014."

Mayor Rob Burton