Vocal Audition Requirements for 2016-2017

Entering Freshman Choir

  • Clap and count aloud a rhythm given by Miss Sullivan
  • Know current repertoire to be able to sing a simple phrase from one of the songs
  • What do they currently sing and why?

Entering Concert Choir

  • Sing a major scale in tune ascending and descending with one breath if needed, ♩=88
  • Sight read 4 measures based on a tonic chord using whole, half, quarter, dotted notes and single eighth notes
  • Clap and count aloud: a combination of whole, half, quarter, 8th, and 16th notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4
  • Know current repertoire to be able to sing independently and/or against 3 other parts, and/or with accompaniment

Entering Advanced Choir

  • Sing a major scale in tune ascending and descending with one breath if needed, ♩=88
  • Sing a minor scale in tune ascending and descending with one breath if needed, ♩=88
  • Sight read 4 measures based on a tonic chord using whole, half, quarter, dotted notes and single eighth notes
  • Clap and count aloud: a combination of whole, half, quarter, 8th, 16th, dotted half and quarter notes in different time signatures
  • Know current repertoire to be able to sing independently and/or against other parts, and/or with accompaniment

Continuing Advanced Choir

  • Sing a major scale in tune ascending and descending with one breath if needed, ♩=88
  • Sing a minor scale in tune ascending and descending with one breath if needed,  ♩=88
  • Sing a chromatic scale in tune ascending and descending with one breath if needed,  ♩=88
  • Sight read 8 measures based on a diatonic scale using whole, half, quarter, dotted notes and single eighth notes, and rests of comparable value
  • Clap and count aloud: a combination of whole, half, quarter, 8th, 16th, dotted notes and rests in different time signatures
  • Know current repertoire to be able to sing independently and/or against other parts, and/or with accompaniment

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