Auditions

The Cabrillo Youth Chorus is designed for children from 8 to 18 years of age.

Auditions are held to place each child in the most appropriate group, considering age and musical experience.

Auditions are designed to be relaxed and fun.

Auditions take less than 15 minutes, but you might have to wait for your turn. 

While you are waiting, your child will be measured for formal concert apparel. 

It is only necessary to show up once anytime during these hours and no appointment is needed. 

Each child will be asked to sing a song. Your child can bring a familiar song to the audition or can select one at the audition, such as
My Country T’is of Thee or Mary Had a Little Lamb.

In addition to singing a song, each child will be asked to demonstrate knowledge of music theory, note names, values, time signatures etc.

Most new children don't know much theory unless they have already taken piano lessons. 

Don’t worry if your child doesn’t know music theory yet. Everyone who auditions will get in.


We teach music theory as a part of the CYC program, and it’s helpful if we have an idea of how experienced the new children are.

We want everyone to be challenged, and we don’t want anyone to be bored!