Mira Youth Mentorship
Next offered: January to March 2020
Deadline for 2020 applications is December 10, 2019
Welcome to Mira, a program for mentoring young women singers. This program has been established by Elektra Women’s Choir to encourage students to develop their love of choral singing, build their choral skills, and to provide an opportunity for young women to sing with a renowned women’s choir, Elektra.
Offered annually, Mira educates future generations of singers and classical music supporters. Mira singers are welcomed to a spring performance of Elektra’s regular season. In 2020 , the 12 Mira singers will participate with Elektra in “Women of the Italian Baroque”, with guest conductor Alexander Weimann. This concert will be performed both March 7 in Vancouver and March 8 in West Vancouver in celebration of of International Women’s Day.
The ideal Mira participant:
- is one of the top students in her school choir
- has at least two years choral experience
- possesses strong musical skills
- has an in-tune voice
- has an ability and willingness to learn her part on her own or with her teacher
- loves choral singing
If that sounds like you, please discuss it with your high school choir teacher and make your application by December 10, 2019. Preference will be given to singers in Grades 11 and 12. Up to twelve singers will be chosen from those applying.
Rehearsals are on Monday nights in Vancouver from late January to early March 2020. The Mira 2020 Schedule and Handbook spells out our expectations of the 12 successful participants: Mira 2020 Schedule and Handbook F
Video featuring Artistic Director, Morna Edmundson, and 2016 Mira Youth Mentorship participant, Maya Lewis.
Questions? Email us or phone 604.739.1255.