Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Orchestra

Chad Ensinger - Senior Orchestra Representative
Quincy Public Schools
d4srorchestra@ilmea.org
217-224-3774

RNS 

Guest Conductor:  Dr. Timothy Semanik, Bradley University

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REQUIRED AUDITION MATERIALS - SENIOR HIGH ORCHESTRA - STRINGS ONLY (HARP SEE BELOW)

 

1. SCALES: Students will be asked to perform two, three-octave scales (two octaves for bass) from the following list: C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb major and c or g melodic minor. Scales are to be performed at quarter note=120 with a detached stroke. Orchestra Scale Sheet

 

2. SIGHTREADING: The state is commissioning someone to create appropriate sight-reading for all strings and harp. These will be used by all districts.

 

3. STATE REQUIRED EXCERPTS:

* Required Beethoven excerpts

Points of clarification:

1.    The state required excerpt is intended solely for audition purposes. It does not indicate what the district or all-state orchestra will be performing that year.

2.    In a given year, the excerpts may come from different pieces.

3.    There will be a four-year rotation of excerpts for each instrument.

4.    There will be a transparent process to replace excerpts if necessary.



Rubric:

Senior Strings

Tone – 10

Intonation – 10

Technique – 10

Rhythm – 10

Musicianship – 10

Scales – 10

Sight Reading – 10

 

  

 

HARP REQUIREMENTS (2016-2017)

1.  Excerpt:


2.  Etude:

 

3.  Sight-reading

District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9