Vocal Music

Vocal Music Audition Requirements for 2018-2019 Admissions

All applicants must thoroughly read and follow the 4 step application/audition process on the Admissions homepage.

DIRECTORS
Rob Styron and Scott Shively

VOCAL MUSIC WEBSITE
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ONLINE APPLICATION
October 9, 2017 – November 17, 2017 at noon

PREAUDITION MEETING
Thursday, November 30
6:00 pm
Schomp Theatre – DSA

AUDITION DATES
Your specific audition time will be given to you at the preaudition meeting.  Audition dates are:

Tuesday January 9th – 3:30 to 9:30
Tuesday January 16th – 3:30 to 9:30
Saturday January 20th – 8:00 to 5:30

ACCOMMODATIONS
If your student needs accommodations for the audition, as written in a 504 or IEP, please provide a copy of the 504 or IEP to Assistant Principal Aspen Miles ONE WEEK before your student’s audition date.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Bring to the Audition
1. 
Two recommendations for each student on provided form:
Vocal-Music-Recommendation-Form.
(Do not mail to DSA – bring both forms in sealed envelopes to the audition.
2. 
8” X 10” Headshot (current).  This will notbe returned to you
3.  Vocal Repertoire List (Incoming grades 10-12 only); include songs formally studied in voice lessons (list song title, composer, and year studied).

 Registration
1. 
Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time.  Please be punctual.
2.  Check in with volunteer parents & students in the Vocal Music corridor downstairs.
3.  Turn in required materials (recommendations, head shot and repertoire list for incoming students in grades 10-12)
4.  Complete the Contact Information form

Singing Audition
1. 
Group vocalization
2.  Sing major scale as a group and as individuals.
3.  Sing Americathe Beautiful as a group and as individuals
4.  Read rhythmic exercises as a group and then as individuals.
5.  Read melodic exercises as a group and then as individuals.

Solo Performance
1. 
Bring sheet music for piano or chords. A piano accompanist will be provided.
2. 
No CDs/downloads or outside accompanists are allowed.
3.  Students may not accompany themselves
4. 
Introduce your first & last name clearly
5.  Introduce your song title.
6.  Sing approximately 1 minute of your song; pick the best portion of your song that shows range, vocal flexibility, and expressive qualities.
7.  You may be stopped midway through your audition due to time constraints

Music Literacy
A music literacy test is administered following the completion of the audition.
The test may contain the following:

  • Defining or identifying musical terms and symbols
  • Note names in both treble and bass clefs
  • Key signatures

General Information
Students are scheduled for a 90-minute audition time, but they will also need to complete the music literacy test.  There is no time limit on the music literacy test, so the total time for the audition process could be 2-2.5 hours.

We schedule students into groups of 10 to 15 students. They will perform in front of that group along with the directors and some staff and student volunteers.

We typically schedule our High School students on the Tuesday audition dates and our Middle School students on Saturday. However, you must keep all three dates available as this could change based on the number of students we get per grade.

If you have further questions about scheduling or audition requirements, please contact our Audition Coordinator: Richard Raedeke vocal.auditions@comcast.net