Mira Youth Mentorship
Next offered: January to March 2020
Application form will open October 2019 for the 2020 edition
Application deadline for 2020 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 2019 , the 12 Mira singers are participating with Elektra in “When the Spring is Born”, with focus on women composers and arrangers and 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 until concert weekend. The Mira 2019 Schedule and Handbook will give you a good idea of the program and our expectations of the 12 successful participants: Mira 2019 Schedule and Handbook FINAL. The handbook will be updated by September 30, 2019 for 2020.
Video featuring Artistic Director, Morna Edmundson, and 2016 Mira Youth Mentorship participant, Maya Lewis.
Questions? Email us or phone 604.739.1255.
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