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 two demonstration videos courtesy of Erin Scudder at Amherst Middle School.

Audition Parameters for Jr. High Vocal Auditions


  Scale 1 Scale 2 America
Soprano D G A
Alto Bb E F
Tenor C E G
Bass Bb D D

Scales may be sung on neutral syllables, numbers, or solfege. Scales will be sung a cappella, ascending and descending.

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

Adjudicator establishes pitch/key by playing I-IV-V-I and starting pitch on keyboard.

Scales may be sung at tempo of student’s choice.

America to be sung using standard arrangement such as in Get America Singing.

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

America will be sung by each student a cappella.


Download this procedure as a Doc file (Microsoft Word)

Download a sample adjudication form

Download the sheet music for America