Teachers must register students for auditions for SSA and SATB choruses by name and voice part on SoloChair.com by the November 15 deadlne. Auditions will be held on the same day and location as the Elementary Auditions. The audition procedure is shown below followed by documents you can download and print if you wish. There are also audition demonstration videos.
Audition Parameters for Jr. High Vocal Auditions
|Scale 1||Scale 2||Round|
Scales may be sung at tempo of student’s choice.
Scales may be sung on neutral syllables, numbers, or solfege. Scales will be sung a cappella, ascending and descending.
Adjudicator establishes pitch/key before every performance by playing I-IV-V-I and starting pitch on the keyboard.
Scales may be sung on neutral syllables, numbers, or solfege. Scales will be sung a cappella, ascending and descending at a tempo of the student’s choice.
“NOW I WALK IN BEAUTY" will be sung a cappella, using the music provided below. The adjudicator cues the student with “1-2, ready-and-sing”. It will be sung at a tempo of quarter note = @45. THE ENTRANCE OF THE ROUND BEGINS EVERY MEASURE!
►All students sing scale 1 in unison followed by:
►Student #1 sings scale 1 first, followed by students #2 and student #3;
►Student #2 sings scale 2 first, followed by #3 and #1;
►All students sing “NOW I WALK IN BEAUTY” in unison
►Student #3 sings “NOW I WALK IN BEAUTY” as a solo first, followed by #1 and #2 (as solos).
►“NOW I WALK IN BEAUTY” will then be sung in a *round beginning with student #1 (or volunteer).
The adjudicator should bring each entrance in by playing starting pitch on the keyboard.