Detroit Youth Choir holding auditions this weekend: What to know

Children between 8-18 years old eligible to try out

Detroit Youth Choir

DETROIT – Your child has the chance to join the Detroit Youth Choir, as the nationally-known group looks to add members.

The DYC is hosting open auditions this coming weekend, and some seasoned singers have a few tips to share.

“You have to be able to overcome your fear because you’re in a room alone, and then they just tell you to go,” said Maya Rudds.

“So many people try out, and it really matters what you can do, what’s special about you, what do you bring,” Naona Chambers said. “Courage, that too.”

The assistant vocal director of the choir, Melonie Hobbs, said that some of the singers start at 8 years old. She also says that the growth these children have over the years is fulfilling.

Auditions will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Marygrove College. Anyone looking to audition is asked to submit a video by Aug. 24 that contains a sample of them singing and answering a few questions.

Click here to learn more about the audition process and requirements from the DYC.

Children between the age of 8-18 years old are welcome to audition.

The auditions will be held next weekend.
Detroit Youth Choir audition flyer for Aug. 27, 2022 (Detroit Youth Choir)

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