Deadline for Junior Audition Nominations
Junior Band/Chorus/Orchestra Festival
November 5, 2016 at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, IL
Stacy Williams-Jackson, President
Junior Chorus Representative
Pie Jesu (Audition Piece)
Gabriel Faure Arr. Robinson SATB
Alfred Music Publishing Pepper # 10512526
Come to the music (Audition Piece)
Pepper # 3293529
Three Hungarian Folk Songs
Matyas Seiber SATB
G. Schirmer, Inc. Pepper # 422824
Hal Leonard Corporation Pepper # 10064937
Victor C. Johnson SATB
Heritage Music Press
All singers will complete the patriotic selection, scales, and triads in one room, then continue to the next room to complete the festival music selections. The four areas of the audition are as follows:
1) Prepared Selection #1 Patriotic Pieces: 20 Points
Students will have a copy of the selection in their audition room. For this prepared selection, a starting pitch will be given, as well as the tonic chord, followed by a repetition of the starting pitch. The student will then sing the selection a cappella. Students will be evaluated on tone, pitch, accuracy, rhythm, and diction.
Sopranos will sing, “America the Beautiful” in the key of C Major.
Altos will sing “America the Beautiful” in the key of B-flat Major.
Tenors will sing “America” (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) in the key of G Major.
Basses will sing “America” (My Country ‘Tis Of Thee) in the key of E-flat Major.
2) Scales and Triads: 8 Points
Scales Students will be given a starting pitch.
They are to sing a major scale both up and down.
They may use sol-feg, numbers, or neutral syllables.
The upper Do may or may not be repeated.
Sopranos will sing an E major scale.
Altos will sing a C major scale.
Tenors will sing a G major scale.
Basses will sing a D major scale.
Major Triad: Students will then be given a starting pitch to sing a major triad (no upper Do) that will be based on the tonic of their scale above.
They may use sol-feg, numbers, or neutral syllables. (For example: do-mi-sol-mi-do, 1-3-5-3-1, or any syllable)
Minor Triad: Students will be given a starting pitch to sing a minor triad (no upper Do) that will NOT be related to the scale they sang.
They may use sol-feg, numbers, or neutral syllables. (For example: la-do-mi-do-la, do-me-so-me-do, or any number or syllable)
The students will be evaluated on their overall tone quality throughout the audition process. This is worth a total of 20 points.
The 2016 Ensemble Conductor will be James Yarborough. The 2016 accompanist will be Ina Heup
- All Festival Information will be found under the Festival Day Information Page to the left.