How to join the choir
The New Zealand Secondary Students Choir operates on a two year cycle. The next auditions will be in October 2018. An audition application form will be posted here in mid-2018 when applications open.
Get in touch with our Executive Officer, Anna Bowron, if you have any further questions about joining NZSSC.
Preparing for an Audition
To see what you will be tested on, read our Audition Assessment (updated Sept 12 2016).
Pre-audition workshops were run by our music team in September 2016. Watch the below videos, recorded at the Auckland workshop, for insights into the audition process.
Membership fees are approximately $6,000, depending on the international tour length and destination. Fees include:
- Costs of attending rehearsals weeks, which run for one week of every school holidays : all tuition, travel to the rehearsal city by plane or bus, billeting with breakfast and dinner (local choir member families are requested to billet members from out of town).
- All costs associated with the international tour, excluding personal expenditure and passport/visa/immunization requirements.
- A bond of $250 is also required to cover any uniform and sheet music losses/damages. This is refunded upon return of all uniform items in good order.
A Student Support Fund was recently established for those members who may require financial assistance with membership fees. An application form is here.
We have also assembled a list of fundraising suggestions, including local grant opportunities, so students can contribute towards the cost of their membership.