Mira Youth Mentorship

Next offered: January/ February 2021
Deadline for online applications: December 10, 2020

Welcome to Mira, a program for mentoring sopranos and altos in their final years of high school. This annual 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 skilled young singers to sing with a renowned women’s choir, Elektra.

This year, Mira will create a virtual choir recording of Kathleen Allan’s “O Sister (Keep Me Steady Through the Storm)”, an uplifting piece for SA choir and piano.  Three 30-minute rehearsals in January on Zoom will lead to an in-person (physically-distanced in separate recording rooms with strict COVID protocols) recording session in North Vancouver.  Singers who prefer not to meet in person for the recording will have the option of providing a track they recorded at home.

The ideal Mira participant:

  • is one of the top sopranos or altos in their 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 their part on their own or with their teacher’s help
  • loves choral singing

If that sounds like you, please discuss it with your high school choir teacher and make your online application by midnight on December 10, 2020. Preference will be given to singers in Grades 11 and 12. This year, up to 24 singers will be chosen from those applying.  Once accepted, singers are given 2 weeks to confirm that they are going to participate.  On confirmation, each singer pays a $30 participation fee. There is no cost to apply.

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Teachers: if you are unsure whether you are on our Mira contact list, please send an email to manager@elektra.ca.

Video featuring Artistic Director, Morna Edmundson, and 2016 Mira Youth Mentorship participant, Maya Lewis.

Questions? Email us or phone 604.739.1255.