How to Audition & Join

Brooklyn Youth Chorus offers exceptional choral music training for boys and girls, ages 7 to 21 years old. No experience is required, but a love of singing and enthusiasm for music is essential.

Audition Notification List

Auditions are closed for the 2018-2019 season. To receive an email notification for 2019-2020 (September 2019 to May 2020) season auditions, click the button below and sign-up for the audition notification list.

Audition Notification List

Audition Information

Auditions are conducted in a relaxed, informal atmosphere, and students do not need to prepare anything in advance. The audition lasts between 5-10 minutes and includes simple pitch-matching exercises, sing scales, and singing the familiar song “Happy Birthday.”

Auditions are held free of charge.

Audition Location

All auditions are held at the following address unless otherwise noted:

Brooklyn Youth Chorus
179 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Division Information

Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s division structure is organized by both age and level of skill and experience. Most new choristers begin in one of the Training Divisions—Levels 1 to 6 and Men’s Training. Advanced singers (ages 11+) may be placed in one of the three  Performing Ensembles. The number and length of rehearsals, as well as the number of performances each year, increase as a chorister progresses through the program.


  • Prep Levels 1 and 2 (boys and girls, ages 7-9)
  • Pre-Teen Levels 3, 4, and 5 (boys and girls, ages 10-12)
  • Teen Level 6 (boys and girls, ages 13+)
  • Men’s Training (boys with changing voices, ages 11–16)


  • Junior Ensemble (boys and girls, ages 11+)
  • Concert Ensemble (boys and girls, ages 12+)
  • Men’s Ensemble (boys with changed voices, ages 12+)

Choristers are assessed each spring to evaluate their progress and determine their readiness for placement into more advanced chorus divisions.

Audition Results

Audition outcome and placement results will be sent via email following the audition. Brooklyn Youth Chorus staff will let you know the time frame within which you can expect your child’s results.

In addition, this placement email will also include information about the Chorus’s online registration process, tuition (tuition rates vary by division and level), and financial aid process, as well as rehearsal times and locations.

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