2020-2021 Junior District Vocal Audition Information
Girls: "Good Friend" is sung as a round with the recording. The singer enters at the start of the second system and sings the round 1 time through. Slight variations of the tune are acceptable. Sopranos and altos will be divided as needed between S1/A1 and S2/A2 after acceptance to the festival.
Boys: "Viva La Musica" is sung as a round with the recording. Choose the key that best suits your singer and MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT KNOWS WHAT KEY TO REQUEST IN THE AUDITION. The singer enters at measure 3 (where the number 2 is listed above the score) and sings the round three times through. Slight variations of the tune are acceptable.
Sight Reading: The sight reading excerpt will meet these criteria:
It will be in a comfortable range for each voice part.
It will be in a major key, in 4/4 time.
It will begin and end on the tonic.
It will consist almost entirely of scalar motion; any leaps will be to the tonic.
Rhythms may include whole, half, quarter and eighth notes.
All methods of sight singing are acceptable (solfege, numbers, neutral syllables, etc.).
Scales: Singers will be asked to sing one *eight note* major scale (repeating the top 'do') in the following keys:
High voice male: C
Middle voice male: E
Low voice male: C
Adjudicators will give a triad and the starting pitch, and the student will begin the scale whenever ready.
If you have any other questions, contact Amanda Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org