ERIE COUNTY Music Educators Association

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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 GM
Alto BbM EM FM
Tenor DM EM GM
Bass BbM DM FM

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 by playing I-IV-V-I and starting pitch on keyboard.


Student #1 sings scale 1 first, followed by student #2 and student #3. Student #2 sings scale 2 first, followed by student#3 then student #1.



Music Alone Shall Live to be sung using attached score/version.

Tempo = 96 Adjudicator cues student with “1-2-3, ready-and-sing”

It will be sung a cappella.


All of the students sing Music Alone Shall Live together.

Then Music Alone Shall Live is performed as a round with student #3 beginning, followed by entrances of student #1, then student #2.