Now accepting auditions for new members for the 2019 season.

Currently there are openings for singers in all sections but space will be limited to no more than 15 singers per section. (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) 


  1. For qualified Salvationist vocalists 13-25 years of age.
  2. Membership is contingent on:
    • - Ongoing pursuit of holy living and Christlikeness
    • - Active service and upstanding soldiership in corps.
    • - Faithful participation in corps music sections where available.
    • - Demonstration of development of musical skills through audition or placement at Central Music Institute.
  3. Former members of TYC and former Central Music Institute students who have auditioned into Booth Chorale or CMI Chorus at CMI are not required to submit preliminary audition videos with their application at this time.
  4. Former CMI students who have not successfully auditioned into Booth Chorale or CMI Chorus are required to submit an audition video with their online application.
  5. Applicants who have not attended CMI are required submit audition videos with their online application.
  6. All audition materials (online application and audition video if applicable) must be received by January 1, 2019.
  7. To participate in TYC for the 2019 season, TYC members must attend the entire schedule of rehearsals and performances for the March 6-8, 2019 Rehearsal & Ministry weekend at/near THQ in Hoffman Estates, IL as well as the October 4-6, 2019 TYC trip to New York.

Territorial Youth Chorus Application Procedure

  • All Applicants must complete their preliminary application online at this site:
  • All Applicants needing to submit a video audition will submit a link to their video via e-mail to the Territorial Music & Gospel Arts Department at
    • Applicants should provide a link to where the video has been securely posted to an online video sharing site (ex. Vimeo or YouTube).
    • NOTE: Due to complications with privacy restrictions, videos posted to Facebook cannot be accepted.

VOCAL VIDEO AUDITION MATERIALS (PDF - Right Click and hit "Save Link As"or hold ALT + click to download):

  • All online applications and audition videos (if required) must be received by the Territorial Music and Gospel Arts Department no later than January 1, 2019
  • Final roster will be announced by January 10, 2019 via e-mail


The Salvation Army
Music and Gospel Arts Department
5550 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
(847) 294-2133