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ERIE COUNTY Music Educators Association

"The arts are an essential element of education...[they] unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment." —W. Bennett

Junior High Vocal Audition

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
Soprano DM FM Bbm
Alto BbM EM Gm
Tenor DM EM Am
Bass BbM DM F#m

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.

 

AUDITION 

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!

AUDITION PROCEDURE:

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.