2022-2023 Junior District Vocal Audition Information

Please note that we plan to have only one Junior Choir going forward, instead of two separate groups.

Treble Auditionees:  "Alleluia" is sung as a round with the recording. Choose the key that best suits your singer. The singer enters at measure 9 and sings the round 1 time through. Slight variations of the tune are acceptable. Click here for the score.

Lower Voice Auditionees:  "Hey Ho Nobody Home" is sung as a round with the recording. Choose the key that best suits your singer. The singer enters at measure three and sings the round once through. Slight variations of the tune are acceptable. Click here for the score.

 

Sight Reading will return as we resume in-person auditions.

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.

 

Here are examples of comparable difficulty.

 

All methods of sight singing are acceptable (solfege, numbers, neutral syllables, etc.).

 

Scales: Singers will be asked to sing one major scale (ascending and descending, repeating the top 'do') in the following keys:

  • Soprano: F 

  • Alto: Bb  

  • High voice cambiata choir: C

  • Middle voice cambiata choir: E

  • Low voice cambiata choir: C


If you have any questions, contact Colleen Grady at cgrady@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Treble Auditionees
Alleluia Key of Eb (soprano) - MMEA-WD
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Alleluia Key of A (alto) - MMEA-WD
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Lower Voice Auditionees
Hey Ho Key of E Minor (high voice) - MMEA-WD
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Hey Ho Key of G Minor (middle voice) - MMEA-WD
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Hey Ho Key of C Minor (low voice) - MMEA-WD
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