Assessment and audition appointments will be held on January 7, 2019 for the spring semester. Please complete the new student assessment/audition form to request an assessment or audition. Questions? Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is what you can expect in the assessments and auditions:
Please note that new students will not be penalized for lack of musical experience or expertise. The following exercises are for assessment only.
CC AND PA ENSEMBLE (GRADES K-3): Students will be assessed for their developmental readiness to participate in choir. Directors will converse with the student as well as perform a simple pitch matching exercise. Finally, students will be asked to sing a simple and familiar song. This assessment is completed in a supportive and fun environment.
PC ENSEMBLE (GRADES 4-6): Each student will complete a simple pitch-matching exercise and will sing a song of his/her choice. This song should be something that the student knows well and that is set in a comfortable range, for example, a familiar Christmas carol, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, etc. The song will be performed without accompaniment, and the director will only need one minute’s worth of singing for assessment. Students will also be asked to clap a rhythm. These exercises are for assessment only. A student will not be penalized for lack of musical experience.
BV, RC, AV, and CL ENSEMBLES (GRADES 7-12 YOUNG LADIES AND GENTLEMEN): The audition will consist of four components:
SINGING: Students choose and prepare to sing a 60-second segment of a song of their choice in their vocal range. This is to be sung without accompaniment. Directors will be looking for confidence and the ability to sing out, expression, clarity of tone, clear diction, appropriate facial expression and ability to communicate. A piano will be accessible for a student to ask for a beginning note. Students will also be asked to repeat a five-note musical phrase.
DANCING: Students desiring to audition for Bella Voci (7-12grade ladies) and Ragazzi Coro (7-12 grade gentlemen) will need to show their ability to move from side to side with the beat. It is a very simple right step, left step close, left step, right step close. Dance instruction for honor choirs (Angelo Voice and Cantanti Lirichi) includes more movement. All students will receive 45 minutes of instruction before performing a one-minute dance as a group.
SIGHT READING: Students will sight read a line.
INTERVIEW: Students will have a one-minute interview with directors. This interview will allow the student to express why he/she desires to be an choir member.
Complete the new student assessment or audition form linked below to register for an assessment or audition. Time and location of the appointments are listed on the form. There is a nonrefundable $10 audition fee which must be paid before the assessment/audition takes place.