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2022 – Covid Circumstances

Due to the suspension of the OneBigVoice concert in 2022 due to Western Australia’s covid transition, certain details will vary from those described below. In 2022 OBV will be contacting teachers in May and inviting their personal recommendations for Studio Choir audition candidates. If you feel disadvantaged by this, for instance your school may have intended to participate in OneBigVoice in 2022 for the first time, we invite you to contact us via the details at the bottom of this page.

OBV Studio Choir Program – Selection Information

Selection Policy

Entry into the program is via invitation, audition and interview. Invitations are offered to exceptional young singers from schools participating in OneBigVoice who have been nominated by their teachers for soloist roles at the RAC Arena concert. Aspiring soloists who upload a video for the first stage of concert auditions may be contacted by OBV through their teacher and invited to apply for a Studio Choir audition. This is independent of the concert soloist audition process.

Ongoing Membership

Members of the previous year’s Studio Choir can apply to continue in the program regardless of which school they now attend. This may be repeated yearly up to and including the year they turn 16. A special application form link will be sent to these students via email in mid-May.

Selection Process

  • Stage 1 of OBV Studio Choir auditions is via video upload. Soloists who have already submitted a video for concert roles will not need to do so again unless requested by OBV (see above note re: 2022 covid circumstances). Current SCP members and E.Ts will be contacted directly and invited to re-apply and may be offered an exemption from audition. Selected applicants will be invited to proceed to…
  • Stage 2. This will be an in-studio audition and interview to be held during June.
  • Students may also be offered a SCP studio audition via a strong performance at the concert soloists’ part allocation event.
  • Teacher Recommendation: Any music/choir teacher from schools participating in OneBigVoice may recommend a student as being suitable for the SCP.

The OBV22 Studio Choir will be announced on Friday 1 July.

What Are We Looking For?

  • Normal kids! We believe kids should be kids. We are not looking for pop stars nor will we be treating you like one. The program offers gifted young people the chance to explore their potential, build confidence and develop social and teamwork skills alongside others who are similarly gifted.
  • A natural and innate love of music and singing. The motivation must come from within.
  • Musical aptitude, pitch, timing, feel, expression, x-factor.
  • A team-first mentality, the ability to blend with others, musically and socially.
  • Discipline: Aspects of the program can be demanding. Proper preparation for each session is expected. Practice is expected. Sessions can require sustained periods of concentration.
  • Those for whom the above is their idea of fun.

Subjectivity and Feedback

  • A degree of subjectivity is inevitable. OBV will endeavour to provide constructive feedback if able, upon request. Your patience is appreciated as we are dealing with large numbers of applicants.
  • It is inevitable that the process will favour older, more mature children. However, younger applicants should still indicate YES for SCP when applying for a concert solo role as OBV is keen to identify and encourage talent early and encourage them with future years in mind. They may also be offered recognition as an E.T. which carries many benefits. (Find out more about E.Ts!)

Emerging Talents (E.Ts) – Selection

  • Our Emerging Talent group participate in many activities designed to prepare them for full choir membership. Younger students may be offered the opportunity to become an E.T!
  • E.Ts are selected from the video uploads phase as well as performance at the Part Audition event for concert soloists.

SCP Selection Process – Key Dates in 2022

  • Mid-May: Invitations sent to current SCP members
  • 2 May – 27 May: Offers to apply for SCP auditions made to selected soloists
  • Mid-May to Mid-June: SCP live audition and interview sessions
  • Early June: Offers for place in OBV22 SCP commence
  • 1 July: OBV22 Studio Choir announced
  • 27 July: SCP Commences. Fortnightly sessions. 5 per term.

Inquiries

Please contact OBV’s producer, Brendan O’Brien at brendan@onebigvoice.com.au if you require further information.

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