Vocal Jazz Singers

Junior Chorus Information

 

Illinois Music Education Association District 2
Junior Festival Concert
Augustana College, Rock Island Carver Arena (Fieldhouse)
November 11, 2017

 
Junior Mixed Chorus Information: Open to students in grades 7, 8, and 9


Guest Conductor: 


Accompanist:  


Required Literature:

 


 ** Required audition piece.  One other piece will be selected the day of auditions.  All vocalists should prepare all five selections for the audition. 


Audition Procedure:
1.  Prepared Literature - a total of 56 points
*Intonation 14 points
*Rhythmic Accuracy 14 points
*Note Accuracy 14 points
*Diction 14 points

 2.  Rhythmic Sight Reading 8 points
One sight reading – 4 measures long: 2 points per measure

 3.  Tonal Skills: 8 points
Sing a major scale ascending and descending with high “do” sung only once. Partial points may be given for correct ascending or descending scales. Starting pitch will be determined by voice part.

4. Tone Quality: 28 points
Overall vocal quality will be awarded by the judge (includes: well supported tone, proper placement, clarity and control in all ranges)


Total Possible Points: 100 points

 

Junior Treble Chorus Information: Open to Students in Grades 7, 8 and 9


Guest Conductor: 


Guest Accompanist: 


Required Literature:

 

*Students will audition as either Sop 1, Sop 2 or Alto.  There will be three separate rooms for auditions. 

** Required audition piece.  One other piece will be selected the day of auditions.  All vocalists should prepare all five selections for the audition.

 

 Audition Procedure:

 

1.  Prepared Literature - a total of 56 points
*Intonation 14 points
*Rhythmic Accuracy 14 points
*Note Accuracy 14 points
*Diction 14 points 

 


2.  Rhythmic Sight-Reading 8 points
One sight-reading – 4 measures long: 2 points per measure

 
3.  Tonal Skills: 8 points
Sing a major scale ascending and descending with high “do” sung only once. Partial points may be given for correct ascending or descending scales. Starting pitch will be determined by voice part.

 
4. Tone Quality: 28 points
Overall vocal quality will be awarded by the judge (includes: Well supported tone, proper placement, clarity and control in all ranges)

 
Total Possible Points: 100 points

 

Questions - Choral Representative: Ben Holmes, Wilson Middle School, Moline, IL - d2jrchorus@ilmea.org

7270 West College Drive, Suite 201
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Phone: 708-479-4000
Fax: 708-361-5638

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