Asia Pacific Youth Choir

AUDITION - Asia Pacific Youth Choir 2024 in Daegu, South Korea

14 - 20 July 2024
Daegu, South Korea


TENTATIVE ITINERARY (Rehearsal camp and Concerts)

14 July (Sun.)... Arrival in Daegu; 18:00 First meeting
15 July (Mon.)... Rehearsal
16 July (Tue.).... Rehearsal
17 July (Wed.)... Rehearsal
18 July (Thu.).... Concert #1 at Daegu Concert House
19 July (Fri.)...... Concert #2 at Ayang Art Center
20 July (Sat.)..... Departure day


Music Director: Jacob Youngmok Chang (President of Korea International Choral Association, Former President of Daegu Art University)

Guest Conductor: Mark Anthony Carpio (Philippines / choral conductor, countertenor, choirmaster of the Philippine Madrigal Singers)



1. Applicants must be between 18 to 28 years of age on 14 July 2024.
2. A good working knowledge of English is required, all events will be conducted in English.
3. Accommodation, meals and all material needs are provided by the host organization.
4. Participants are responsible for their own expenditure on:

  a. Travel from home country to host country (Daegu, South Korea), and back to home country.
  b. Visas and other official requirements.
  c. Pocket money for personal expenses.


15 December 2023

Please send the application to your national representative on the following list no later than 15 December 2023.



Australia: Sandra Milliken, sandra(a)
China: Wu Lingfen, lingfw(a)
Hong Kong: Kathy Fok, kathy(a); Vivian Suen (Artistic Coordinator, Hong Kong Children's Choir) vivian(a)
India: Lipokmar Tzudir, lipokmartzudir(a); Tiakumzuk Imchen, tiakumzuk.imchen(a)
Indonesia: Tommyanto Kandisaputra,
Japan: Yoshihiro Egawa,; Masashi Kishimoto, mashi_t(a)
Korea: Jacob Youngmok Chang, jacobch(a); Sang Won Park, swpark(a)
Macau: Vanessa Leao, vleao2010(a)
Malaysia: Chew Hock Pin, ougchew(a); Lee Shiak Yao, shiak_yao(a)
Myanmar: Moe Naing,
New Zealand: Christine Argyle (Chief Executive, New Zealand Choral Federation), christine.argyle(a)
Pacific Region: Igelese Ete, igelese(a)
Philippines: Irvinne Redor (Secretary-General, Philippine Choral Directors Association), irvs.redor(a)
Singapore: Jennifer Tham, jennifer(a); Darius Lim, serene(a)
Sri Lanka: Soundarie David, soundarie(a)
Thailand: Kittiporn Tantrarungroj (President of the Thailand Choral Association), thaichoral(a); Maytas Dhamalongkrot (Vice President of the Thailand Choral Association), thaichoral(a)
Taiwan: Johnny Ku, johnnyku99(a); Johnson Chuang, tpf1(a)
Vietnam: Dang Chau-Anh, dangchauanhmusic(a)

If your home country is not shown on the list, then please contact directly to:
Yoshihiro Egawa,


The Asia Pacific Youth Choir welcomes new singers from the region! Please send your application to your national representative on the list as above before the deadline of 15 December 2023.

The following materials must be submitted for the application:

1. Application Form (completed), together with:

  a. A copy of the first page of your passport, and
  b. A signed declaration of participation (on the attached form*).


*Please download the application form at


2. Complete Curriculum Vitae and including the following information:

  a. Education and languages spoken/read
  b. School or employment
  c. Relevant experience/accomplishments
  d. Other related information


3. Audio files (MP3 format only). Please see the audition requirements for the details.


Applications should be emailed to national representatives on the list, or Mr. Yoshihiro Egawa.
All applications should reach the organizers on or before 15 December 2023. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.





1. Please use digital audio files (MP3 format) of high quality.


2. Recordings should not contain ambient/background noise.


3. On the recording, please state clearly

  a. your name
  b. your home country, and
  c. your voice-part.

  For example: "My name is (your name) from (country). I will sing the (voice-part)."


4. In addition, on the MP3 file, please mark clearly

  a. name of the candidate in full
  b. home country, and
  c. voice-part (S / A / T / B).

  For example: "Yoshihiro Egawa - Japan - T2"

Audition Requirements:

1. Prepared scores (a set piece): Edward Elgar ‘My love dwelt in a Northern land’ (bb. 1-19)**

This allows the candidate to demonstrate his/her ability in preparing a given score at home.
The candidate should record his/her part, with all dynamics and articulation, at the correct tempo, in the given key; other parts should be played on the piano.


2. Range test: One short exercise of the candidate’s choice, sung forte and a cappella, on an open vowel, presenting the entire voice range.

** Please download the score of the Set Piece at