JUNIOR CHOIR REPRESENTATIVE
North Clay Schools
Please contact the Rep with specific questions regarding JR Choir auditions.
2017 JUNIOR CHOIR GUEST CONDUCTOR
Olivet Nazarene University
2017 GUEST ACCOMPANIST
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.
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.
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.
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
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.