Composition Competition Finalists Announced!

We are delighted to announce Daniel Brinsmead, Clare Lo & Will Yaxley as the 3 finalists of the Ralph Morton Memorial Composition Competition.

The three pieces will be workshopped during the Brisbane residential season with the winner announced at our Brisbane finale concert on Saturday the 8th of July at St John's Cathedral, Brisbane. See for more information.

Congratulations Daniel, Clare and William!

NYCA and the Australian Cultural Fund

We are asking you to support the National Youth Choir of Australia recordings appeal via the Australian Cultural Fund this End of Financial Year. You can be one of our major donors. Your tax-deductible contribution will mean we'll be able to preserve this year's season for posterity, not to mention share NYCA with the world!

If you are unable to attend a performance in person, video and audio recordings will be posted on YouTube which will be a fantastic way for you to still be part of NYCA 2017.

This season is very special as it will include works from our 2017 Composition Competition. The winner will receive the Ralph Morton Memorial Prize to acknowledge the late Ralph Morton who was a founder and previous director of NYCA.

Will you give our recording wings? We are seeking your support to give our singers the biggest wings possible – these are Australia’s professional singers of the future. Let’s hear them!

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Announcing NYCA Season 2017 Auditions!

Applications are now being sought from outstanding young singers aged 18-26 for the National Youth Choir of Australia in 2017.

The season will be fully residential at Emmanuel College within the University of Queensland, and will run from July 2-9 inclusive.

This season also sees the return of the highly-regarded Australian choral conductor Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM as guest director for NYCA 2017.

Prospective applicants should view the Audition FAQ and submit their application via the website. All auditions will take place via Skype in December and places are strictly limited.

Newsflash: New patron for NYCA!

We are excited to announce that Dr Richard Letts AM has agreed to be a Patron of the National Youth Choir at the invitation of NYCA Chair Stuart Hamilton AO.

A pianist, composer, music advocate and arts administrator, Dr Letts has served as Director of the Music Board of the Australia Council, where he initiated major developments in policy. He became Director of the Australian Music Centre in 1987, and founded the Music Council of Australia in 1994.

In 2005, Dr Letts was elected President of the International Music Council, based in UNESCO in Paris, and has been responsible for various major innovations in Council’s program including establishment of an International Music Sector Development Program.

Since his retirement, Dr Letts has established The Music Trust which has been set up to offer a flexible, creative and energetic response to the situation of music in Australia, with a commitment to the best ideas for fostering excellence, innovation, and access. 

More about The Music Trust here.