The 8th JCA Youth Choir

Objectives:
  1. To encourage and enhance choral singing to the highest standards for young people.
  2. To provide an infrastructure for young people, teachers and choral directors to support and develop choral singing and cultural and educational life.

Organizers:
  Japan Choral Association(JCA), The Asahi Shimbun

Dates and Venues:
  12 March - 16 March, 2019
    12 March - 15 March Rehearsal Camp/ Yamanashi City, Japan (Yamanakako Village at the foot of Mt. Fuji)
    16 March Concert/ DAI-ICHI SEIMEI HALL in Tokyo, Japan (maximum capacity is 767 people)

Conductor:
  Dieter Wagner (Director, Singer/ Germany)

Singers:
  1. Age: 16 - 28
  2. Choir type: Mixed
  3. Number/ Nationality of singers: 40 (Japan 30 / Asia, Pacific 10)

Conditions of participation:
  1. Applicants must be between 16 to 28 years of age on 1 April 2018.
  2. Events will be conducted in English, so a good working knowledge of the language is required.
  3. Accommodation (12 March - 16 March, five nights), meals (12 March - 16 March) are provided by Japan Choral Association.
  4. Participants are responsible for their own expenditure on:
      a. Travel from home country to rehearsal venue (arriving in Yamanashi, Japan), and back home again (departing from Tokyo, Japan).
      b. The price of scores.
      c. Visas and other official requirements.
      d. Pocket money for personal expenses.

How to apply

-Please send the following materials by email. We will be sure to send e-mail for recieving.
E-mail: youthchoir@jcanet.or.jp
Sho NOGUCHI (Mr.), Shuhei SANADA (Mr.)
Deadline to apply: 31 August 2018

  1. A short CV * You can download a CV template here.
  2. Two audio files
    A) Prepared scores (a set piece):
      Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy “Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt” (bb. 64-84)
      *Download a score (PDF)
    B) Range test: One short exercise of the candidate’s choice, sung forte and a cappella, on an open vowel, presenting the entire voice range. (M.M.:85-95)
  *Please use digital audio files (MP3 format) of high quality; recordings should not contain ambient/background noise.

-Qualifications will be done by the JCA committee based on the submitted CV and audio recordings. Qualification judgment will be done on early September 2018, and the result will be announced to each applicant by e-mail.

Contact

Japan Choral Association
youthchoir@jcanet.or.jp
Sho NOGUCHI (Mr.), Shuhei SANADA (Mr.)

Head Office (Secretariat)
c/o Asahi Shimbun
5-3-2 Tsukiji
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8011 JAPAN
Phone: +81- 3-5540-7813
Fax: +81- 3-3544-1964