PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION

We have everything you need to prepare for your audition!

 Below, you will find materials that you should use to practice for your audition.  

Please note, you will need to access the Audition Recordings during your actual audition as well.

MY COUNTRY, 'TIS OF THEE (AMERICA)

You will sing this piece in the key of F major with the Audition Accompaniment Recording below.

Sheet Music

Click on the PDF icon to view or download a copy.

 

You may use the sheet music during your audition, unless you prefer to sing the piece from memory.

Voice and Piano Practice Recording

(For practice purposes only)

My Country, 'Tis of Thee - Voice & Piano Practice
00:00 / 00:29

Audition Accompaniment Recording

(For use during your audition)

My Country Tis of Thee - Audition Accompaniment
00:00 / 00:32

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

You will sing this piece in the key of D major, a cappella (without accompaniment).

Use the Audition Recording below to find the first few starting notes.

Sheet Music

Click on the PDF icon to view or download a copy.

You may use the sheet music during your audition, unless you prefer to sing the piece from memory.

Voice and Piano Practice Recording

(For practice purposes only)

America the Beautiful - Voice & Piano Practice
00:00 / 00:38

Audition Recording

(For use during your audition)

America the Beautiful - Audition Recording
00:00 / 00:22

RHYTHMIC & MELODIC SIGHT-READING DEMO & EXAMPLES

Sight-Reading Demo

Mr. Looney guides you through sample sight-reading exercises.

Sight-Reading Examples

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​Don't worry if the sight-reading passages seem confusing to you. The directors will explain what to do during the audition, and they recognize that many auditionees do not have any sight-reading experience. Performance on the sight-reading component does not affect acceptance and only helps us place students in the ensemble where they can achieve the most success.

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