Vocal Jazz Singers

Junior Choir

JUNIOR CHOIR REPRESENTATIVE    

Whitney Hill

North Clay Schools                                                                                          

d5jrchorus@ilmea.org

Please contact the Rep with specific questions regarding JR Choir auditions.


2017  JUNIOR CHOIR GUEST CONDUCTOR                      

Neil Woodruff

Olivet Nazarene University

 

2017 GUEST ACCOMPANIST

Austin Stout

 

2017 JUNIOR CHOIR FESTIVAL REPERTOIRE (*INDICATES REQUIRED AUDITION SONGS)

TTB - Jubilant Gloria   Mary Lynn Lightfoot   Heritage Music Press 15/1834H

SSA - Bright is the Ring of Words   Douglas Wagner      Lorenz HRD 232

*SAB - Yesterday   arr. Mark Brymer    Hal Leonard 08202347

*SAB - Gaudeamus Hodie   Earlene Rentz   Carl Fischer CM9033

SAB - There's a Place for Us  arr. Mac Huff   Hal Leonard 08202871

 

JUNIOR CHOIR AUDITION PROCEDURES

6th, 7th and 8th Students Enrolled in Music Program are Eligible.

Male and female vocalists may audition and sign up for any of the following voice assignment.  Please observe range requirements; all parts must be sung as written, in the correct octave.

Soprano 1

Soprano 2

Alto

Tenor

Baritone

 

REQUIRED AUDITION ELEMENTS

1.      2 Audition Solos (From Festival Repertoire):  One A cappella - One with Accompaniment

The audition accompaniment track will be placed on the state website asap.   Directors are responsible for contacting the JC Rep if the audition track can’t be accessed.  The accompaniment track will replicate the accompaniment designated in the score.  Auditioning students are responsible for both audition solos in their entirety.

 

 

2.    A Cappella Major Scale:  Ascending & Descending - No Humming

Prompt sheets are permitted, judges will provide one if necessary.  Initial pitch and tonic chord will be given. Recommended scales include Bb, D or F Major; however, any scale may be requested.  Any method may be used to sing the major scale.

 

3.    A Cappella Major and Minor Triad:  Ascending & Descending - No Humming

Prompt sheets are permitted, judges will provide one if necessary.  Initial pitch will be given.  Recommended initial pitches include Bb, D or F Major; however, any pitch may be requested.  Any method may be used to sing the triads.


14-15_staff_for_ilmea_jc_sc__triads.pdf (20.3 KB)

4.    4 Measures of Rhythmic Sight Reading:

Quarter Notes and Rests; Beamed/Flagged Eighth Notes and Half Notes

No syncopation; Please See Sample.  Sample may be given to students.

Any method may be used to perform the sight reading.  No Humming.

Junior Choir Rhythmic Sight Reading Example (15.3 KB)

 

AUDITION SCORING

Audition scores are confidential and will not be released.

 

Scoring Categories and Values (100 Points Total)

                 Major Scale     10 Points

                 Major Triad     5 Points

                 Minor Triad     5 Points

Rhythmic Sight Reading      10 Points

         Required Solo 1    20 Points

         Required Solo 2     20 Points

               Overall Pitch10 Points

Overall Tone Quality20 Points

 

Tone Quality Scoring Rubric

   1-5 Points    Barely Audible; Breathy or Harsh

 5-10 Points    Fairly Audible; Breathy or Harsh

10-15 Points    Good Volume; Somewhat Breathy or Harsh

15-20 Points    Well Focused & Supported; Good Vowel Placement

 

AUDITION SCHEDULE

Auditioning students will be assigned an audition room and time on audition day.

 

Requests for special audition times must be made to the Jr Choir Rep by the nomination deadline.  Solo auditions may also be scheduled on audition day if necessary.  The Jr Choir Audition Schedule will be sent to directors asap after the nomination deadline.


Audition Tracks my_movie_68.mp4 (3.1 MB)

 

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