In conjunction with the annual BCMEA conference, the BCMEA delivers special programming for BC’s most outstanding youth musicians. Hundred’s of students audition annually from across British Columbia for positions in one of five provincial honour ensembles – Wind Ensemble, Choir, Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz, and String Orchestra. These ensmbles feature guest conductors from around the world providing rich and rewarding musical experiences for all those involved.
Application & Audition Information
Students interested in participating must complete an Online Application. In addition, students must complete the Participation Agreement (signatures required) in the information package, scan the Participation Agreement in PDF format and submit them electronically along with your online application. (N.B. One electronic application per ensemble!)
To complete the online registration the following is required
- The Participation Agreement from the information package
- Audition Recordings in MP3 format (see audition requirements on the home page of your chosen ensemble)
Please clearly name your MP3 files with your name and instrument.
File name example:
For a tenor sax player named Betty Bird, the file name would look like this: TenorSax.Betty.Bird.Excerpt1.mp3
The due date for submissions is Friday, April 21, 2017. Live auditions may be later, but students must register online by the due date.
Late submissions and those that are incomplete may not be accepted.
Students must REGISTER online before arriving to any live auditions.
Prior to doing the online application, please completely read the information package, complete the required forms, and include them with your audio recording (in MP3 format) with your online registrations.
For any questions please contact Jill Sparrow-Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vocal Jazz – Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Conductor – Hannah Ng
Concert Choir – Saturday September 30, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Burnaby Central Secondary
Conductor – Carrie Taylor
Orchestra – Sunday October 1, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Conductor – Derek Ho
Instrumental Jazz Ensemble – Saturday October 23, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Point Grey Secondary or Port Moody Secondary – TBA – students will be told ASAP
Conductors – Brent Taylor and Dave Stewart
Wind Ensemble – Saturday October 23, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Conductors – Rob McLeod and Kevin White
Vocal Jazz – Saturday September 23 – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Conductor – Katy Kerr
Concert Choir – Saturday September 23 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Conductor – Glynis Dawson
Orchestra – Sunday October 1 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cedar Hill Middle School
Conductor – Cindy Romphf
Wind Ensemble – Date and location TBA