Join the Vocal Arts Program

We would love to welcome you into the VAP community of singers!

2019–20 Auditions


All students interested in joining a VAP chorus have an individual audition with their intended ensemble conductor. In your audition, you will be asked to sing the first verse of “America” (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee) and will be guided through vocal exercises to demonstrate your musicianship.

Your acceptance into a VAP ensemble is based on your maturity, age, musicianship, and schedule availability. VAP ensembles comprise students age 8-18. No prior musical training is required and there is no cost to audition. Applicants are notified of the results of their audition within two weeks.

Chorus Auditions

All auditions take place in the Music Wing at Boston Latin School (78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:00am – 2:30pm

Saturday, September 7, 2019
8:30 – 9:30am
11:30am – 2:30pm

Register for Chorus Auditions
Registración para Audición
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High School Soloists

Students interested in joining the High School Soloists Program for the 2019-20 season are encouraged to apply for an audition on June 8, 2019.

Students auditioning for the Soloists Program are asked to sing a prepared piece and will be guided through vocal exercises to demonstrate their musicianship. Please select a solo piece that demonstrates your vocal range and musicality. Your selection can be of any genre and up to three minutes in length. An accompanist will be provided. There is no cost to audition. All Soloists are expected to sing in a VAP Chorus.

Audition applications are due by May 31, 2019.

High School Soloist Auditions

Saturday, June 8
New England Conservatory (241 St. Botolph Street, Boston)
9:00am – 2:00pm

Submit your audition application

Handel and Haydn Society Chamber Choir

About the Choir

Singers entering grades 9-12 or taking a gap year before collegiate study are invited to audition for the H+H Chamber Choir. Auditions will be Saturday, June 8, 2019, scheduled by appointment only. If you are unable to audition on this date, please contact Emily Reed at [email protected].

Students auditioning for the H+H Chamber Choir should prepare an art song that best represents their abilities and talents as a vocalist. The audition will also include sight singing and exercises to demonstrate musicianship. An accompanist will be provided. There is no cost to audition. All singers in the H+H Chamber Choir are expected to also sing in either Young Men’s Chorus or Young Women’s Chorus. Students in the H+H Chamber Choir have classes and rehearsals 9am-2:15pm on Saturdays.

H+H Chamber Choir Auditions

Saturday, June 8
New England Conservatory
241 St. Botolph Street, Boston
9:00am – 2:00pm

Register for Chamber Choir Audition

Questions? Contact Emily Reed, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, at [email protected] or 617 262 1815.