Apprentice Program

Supporting young singers

This program supports experienced young choristers — aged 17-22 — in becoming part of the TMC.

As part of the TMC’s mission to make great choral masterworks accessible to singers of all ages, we invite experienced choristers between the ages of 17 and 22 to join the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

Apprentice choristers are mentored by an experienced TMC chorister, and receive two voice coaching sessions in each term (total of four sessions) by a qualified instructor associated with the TMC. In addition, the TMC covers the cost of joining the Choir (a value of approximately $650), including:

  • membership and music deposit fees
  • choir uniform

TMC choristers are expected to commit to a challenging schedule of rehearsals and performances (approximately 200 hours for the season). For students, attendance requirements may be adjusted based on school schedules.

Annual auditions are held in the spring and early September. Next auditions: Coming Soon. 

To apply:

  • Complete and submit the online application form. We will contact you with an audition time once audition dates and venues are confirmed.
  • Prepare a piece of your own choosing to sing at your audition. This can be any classical selection – a solo aria from an oratorio or mass, or an art song. Bring two copies with you to the audition; an accompanist will be provided.
  • During the audition you will be given scales to sing to determine your placement within the choir, and a rhythm test.

For further information, contact the Manager of Artistic Operations at 416.598.0422, ext. 223 or email