Band/Music Audition Guidelines

BAND/MUSIC AUDITIONS:

The festival is offering students the opportunity to participate in band/music auditions. If you are planning to audition, please come prepared with your own instrument. You must sign up to audition in the designated area of the festival (see the program for the audition location). Auditions are conducted in the order that each student signs in.

The audition will require the following:

  1. Prepared Selection (60%) – some form of technical piece (please bring your own sheet music)
  2. Sight Reading (20%) – provided by school
  3. Scales/Rudiments (20%) – all 12 major scales

Each student will be scored on: tone, technique, rhythm accuracy, articulation, dynamic phrasing/expression, tempo and interpretation, etc.

CHORAL/MUSIC AUDITIONS:

The audition will require the following:

  1. Prepared Selections (60%) – 1 Aria & 1 Contrasting Piece
  2. Sight Reading/Singing (20%) – provided by school
  3. Scales/Vocalization (20%) – Major scales/arpeggios

Each student will be scored on: vocal quality, tonal memory, pitch perception, technique, range, rhythm, articulation, etc.

 

 
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