YCEP Auditions


Whether a beginning singer with no experience or a more advanced chorister with previous experience singing in an ensemble, NWAA’s three youth choruses welcome singers from grade 3 to 12 from around the South King County area. Each of the ensembles performs repertoire from a wide variety of genres including sacred, classical, spiritual, folk, and other secular music.


Rehearsals for the 2017-2018 season will be held on Tuesdays at North Hill Elementary School in Des Moines, beginning on September 12, 2017.

  • KidSounds Northwest (grades 3 through 5) rehearses from 4:15 to 5:15 pm
  • YouthSounds Northwest (grades 6 through 9) rehearses from 4:15 to 5:30 pm
  • TeenSounds Northwest (grades 10 through 12) rehearses from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Additional Member Requirements

Members of the youth choruses pay tuition for each concert period. Tuition rates are as follows:

$250 per year if paid in advance. $140 per mainstage concert or $35 per month.

Tuition scholarships are available based upon need.

To Schedule an Audition

Auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be held by appointment throughout the month of September 2018. To schedule an audition, please contact Artistic Director, Kerstin Shaffer, at 253.318.5890 or via email at kerstin.nwaa@gmail.com