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:  Brandon Catt


Accompanist:  Sheila Doak


Required Literature:


Goliath - Martin (SATB) (Fred Bock Music) 08739899

Keep Your Lamps - Johnson (3-part) (Heritage Music Press) 15/2253H

O Vos Omnes - Robinson (3-Part) (BriLee Music Publishing) BL826

Inscription of Hope - Stroope (SSA) (Heritage Music Press) 15/2940H (required)

Keep-a-goin' - Stanton/Thomas (TB) (BriLee Music Publishing) BL962 (required)


 ** 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: Sarah Catt


Guest Accompanist: Justin Lebo


Required Literature:


Gratias Deo - Lightfoot (2-part) (Heritage Music Press) 15/1424H (required)

For the Beauty of the Earth - Rutter (2-part)(Oxford University Press) 9780193415133

Chantez Alleluia - Perry (2-part) (Heritage Music Press) 15/2650H

Give Us Hope - Papoulis (SSA) (Boosey & Hawkes, Inc) 48004977 

Last Rose of Summer - Gilpin (SSA) (Alfred Music Publishing) 16320

 

*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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