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Auditions will be held at the Price Music Center (2620 Cates Avenue) on the NC State University campus. Parking is available along Cates Avenue and in the Coliseum Parking Deck located at Cates Avenue and Pullen Road. Auditions are held on a rolling basis. Please complete the form below to request an appointment.

Auditions are available by appointments only.

Auditions are 10 minutes long with the Music Director and do not require any prepared material. Singers will be asked to vocalize for voice quality and range, participate in a short pitch matching and sight reading exercise (sight reading will not be counted against the singer), and sing the first verse of My Country Tis of Thee unaccompanied in one or more keys. The music and text may be found here.

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The Master Chorale Youth Choir provides a professionally directed environment for high school musicians to study, prepare, and perform choral music.


Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:30pm in the Price Music Center at NC State University. Tuition for the 2022 - 2023 season is $300.

The Youth Choir will serve the Triangle community by providing high quality, free performances, complementing school music programs, and encouraging and advocating the arts, music, and music education.

Tuition for Participation for the full school year is $300 and is not refundable. The tuition helps cover the costs of hiring professional musicians to come and work with the students, purchasing and copying music, administrative work, as well as marketing materials such as the printing of programs, posters, flyers, etc. Tuition can be paid online by credit card OR by check made out to North Carolina Master Chorale.

Financial aid is available for qualified families. Contact Chris for more information.

Meet the conductor


Dr. Daniel Monek has served as Professor of Music and Head of the Department of Music at NC State University in Raleigh since 2016 and previously served for sixteen years as the Department Chair and Director of Choral Activities at Marietta College In Marietta, OH.


He received his Ph.D. in Music from Edinburgh University and holds degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida. Dr. Monek has taught music in Florida’s public schools and was the founding Artistic and Musical Director of the New Edinburgh Orchestra in Scotland. He has served in numerous leadership positions for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). As a conductor, he combines his work in early music styles with a passionate interest in new music, having commissioned and premiered more than 25 choral and orchestral works. 

Youth Choir is hosted by North Carolina State University.

Dan G. Monek, Ph.D.
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