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.

 

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 *eight note* major scale (repeating the top 'do') in the following keys:

  • Sopranos: F 

  • Alto: Bb  

  • 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 ajohnson@belchertownps.org

Girls
Good Friend Key of D minor - MMEA-WD
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Good Friend Key of C minor - MMEA-WD
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Good Friend Key of A minor - MMEA-WD
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Boys
Viva La Musica Key of G High - MMEA-WD
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Viva La Musica Key of D High - MMEA-WD
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Viva La Musica Key of Bb (medium) - MMEA-WD
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Viva La Musica Key of G Low - MMEA-WD
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Viva La Musica Key of D Low - MMEA-WD
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