2020-2021 Senior District Vocal Audition Information

Solo: "My Heart Doth Beg You'll Not Forget" by Orlando di Lasso

Published by E.C. Schirmer, arr. Chase

Available for purchase from JWPepper and the publisher

Students will sing their vocal part (S, A, T or B) along with the recording without that voice part included. Students should be able to sing comfortably and with the appropriate range and tone quality for the chosen voice part as follows:

  • Soprano: C4 (middle C) to C6

  • Alto: F3 or A3 to A5

  • Tenor: B2 to A4

  • Bass: E2 or G2 to F4

Sight Reading: The sight reading excerpts 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 of scalar motion and triadic leaps.

  • Rhythms may include whole, half, quarter and eighth notes, as well as dotted quarter/eighth combinations.   

Here are samples of comparable difficulty.

Students will be given the starting pitch and time to look at the example. All methods of sight singing are acceptable (solfege, numbers, neutral syllable, etc.).


Scales: Students will be asked to sing two major scales (repeating the top 'do') in the following keys: 

  • Soprano: C and F

  • Alto: A and middle C

  • Tenor: C and F 

  • Bass: A and C 


Adjudicators will give the triad and starting pitch. Students will begin each scale whenever they are ready.


There are no double voice auditions (e.g., trying out as soprano and alto). Additionally, no more than ten sopranos or altos may audition per school.

If you have additional questions, please contact Amanda Johnson at ajohnson@belchertownps.org.

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