Join the Vocal Arts Program

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

2017–2018 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. Music for “America” can be found here.

Your acceptance into a VAP ensemble is based on your maturity, age, musicianship, and schedule availability. VAP ensembles are comprised of 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.

To register for an audition for a VAP Chorus, complete this online form.

High School Soloists

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. In addition to the audition, an application is required for consideration in this competitive program. There is no cost to audition. All Soloists are expected to sing in a VAP Chorus.

Questions? Contact Mariel Vandersteel, Education Coordinator, at or
617 262 1815.

Audition Dates

Sat, May 13, 2017

Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Sat, Jan 13, 2018
11:30am–3:30pm (for second semester)

Boston Latin School
78 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

High School Soloists:
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

New England Conservatory
241 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02115