Vocal Music

Vocal Music Audition Requirements for 2021-2022 Admissions

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

Dr. Ryan Garrison and
Meaghan Quigley

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November 2, 2020 – January 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

PREAUDITION MEETING – virtual for 2021
Monday, January 4, 2021
6:00 pm
link to preaudition meeting

Because of Covid19, DSA will not have any in-person tours or Preview Mornings for the 20/21 school year.  A full Preview Morning video can be found here.

First Round Prescreen
By January 21, 2021 at 11:59 pm
For the first round of auditions, students will submit items listed below under “Audition Requirements”.  This will all be done virtually.  This is simply a submission – no live component.

Tuesday, February 2 – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 6 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Students who are called back from the 1st round prescreen auditions will be given a time for a Zoom audition on one of the dates above.

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_burkett@dpsk12.org ONE WEEK before your student’s audition date.


Audition Information

Audition Packet

Submitted/Uploaded with First Round Prescreen
Two recommendations for each student on provided form:
  Recommendation Form
1 from a music teacher
1 from a person of choice
2. Curren
t headshot or normal individual photo
3. Written Vocal Repertoire List (If applicable: Incoming grades 10-12 only); include songs formally studied in voice lessons (list song title, composer, and year studied).
4. Grades 6-12 – solo of choice video performance

– Must have accompaniment (no a cappella)
– Ideal optional solo repertoire provided below for use
– w/ practice vocal tracks
– w/ practice piano accompaniment
– w/ language assistance (where applicable)
Introduce your first & last name clearly
– Introduce your song title.
– Sing approximately 1 minute of your song; pick the best portion of your song that shows range, vocal flexibility, and expressive qualities.

Callback Audition Elements
Skills:   My Country Tis of Thee (will provide music)
Skills: Scales and Triads (progressive in difficulty)
6-8:      Major Scale, Major Triad, Minor Triad
9-12:    Major, Natural, Harmonic, Melodic Minor Scales, Major, Minor, Diminished, Augmented Triads
ALL:     Aural Recall from a Vocal Score

Song option #1: Santa Lucia:
Santa Lucia sheet music

Santa Lucia piano practice

Santa Lucia vocal practice

Santa Lucia Italian Language practice

Song option #2: Shenandoah:
Shenanhoah vocal practice

Shenanhoah piano practice

Song #3: Blue Skies:
Blue Skies vocal practice