2017 ILMEA DISTRICT 6 ORCHESTRA INFORMATION
Auditions: Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day)- Highland Middle and High Schools for Jr. and Sr. Orchestras. $8.00 Audition Fee.
Festival: Saturday, November 18- Southern Illinois University Carbondale. $20.00 Festival Fee.
When Available: Register your school with the ILMEA state office: www.ilmea.org scroll down and select 2017-18 Participating School Form. Fill out and submit the annual registration fee per school.
ILMEA is open to all public, private and home school students in grades 6-12.
Students must sign up for auditions through a school.
If selected to participate in the ILMEA District 6 Festival, students are to attend all rehearsals and the concert.
If a student is auditioning for more than one ensemble, he/she will be placed in the ensemble that they had the best audition.
Conductor: Sheri Cain, Northgate Middle School
Bradenburg #3, J.S. Bach arr. Isaac
Korean Folk Song Variants, Traditional arr. Del Borgo
Winter Solstice, Todd Parrish
The Great Gate of Kiev, Moussorgsky arr. Phillippe
Auditions begin at 9:00 a.m. All Jr. and Sr. Orchestra students must arrive no later than 9:30 for auditions.
No one is allowed in the audition room other than the judge and student.
No form of audio or video taping is allowed in the audition room.
The new "blind" audition procedure will be implemented.
For auditions, students should prepare top part of divisi sections.
Junior and Senior Orchestra Violin Information
Directors will nominate Violins for auditions, not Violin I or Violin II.
VIOLIN STUDENTS MUST PREPARE ALL 1ST and 2ND VIOLIN EXCERPTS.
After auditions, students will be placed into either 1st or 2nd violin. Music will be sent to the directors after auditions
Contact Victoria Voumard for the violin audition music firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior orchestra auditions
- Festival Music
- An excerpt from a second selection TBA at auditions.
- Students are to prepare all of the following scales, by memory.
Quarter Note= 100. No slurs; detache’ bowing.
Violin: 3 8va G major.
2 8va B-flat, C, D, and A major
2 8va g melodic minor
Viola/Cello: 3 8va C major
2 8va F, G, D and A major
2 8va c melodic minor
Bass: 2 8va G major
1 8va F, C, D and A major
1 8va g melodic minor
The Junior Orchestra will audition on 3 excerpts. Two weeks before IMEA auditions, the Junior Orchestra chair will select the following Jr. Orchestra audition materials:
- 1 3-8va scale, 1 minor scale and 1 2-8va scale
- Announce Excerpts 1 and 2 from one piece of music
- Announce what piece of music the 3rd excerpt will be taken from. This 3rd excerpt will be posted on the audition day.
ILMEA District 6 Festival Info
Please remind students to bring a music stand to the ILMEA District Festival.
Stands are NOT provided at the district festival.
Cellists and Bassist must bring their own rockstops.
Girls: black skirts (dress pants for cellists and bassists) and white dress blouse, nylons or dress socks, black dress shoes.
Boys: black dress pants, white button down dress shirt, tie, black socks, black dress shoes.
Junior Orchestra: Sally Pierce
IMEA District 6 Orchestra Rep: Victoria Voumard