PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION

We have everything you need to prepare for your audition!

NOTE:

We plan to host in person auditions in late summer, 2021. Dates are still to be determined

Interested singers should complete the ONLINE AUDITION APPLICATION.

Once auditions are open, we will contact each applicant via email.

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

MY COUNTRY, 'TIS OF THEE (AMERICA)

You will sing this piece in the key of F major with piano accompaniment.

Sheet Music

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This music will be provided during your audition. If you prefer, you may choose to sing the piece from memory.

Voice and Piano Practice Recording

(Listen and learn the song)

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

Piano Accompaniment Recording

(Practice singing with the accompaniment)

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 "Find the First Notes" recording below to hear the first few starting notes.

Sheet Music

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

This music will be provided during your audition. If you prefer, you may choose to sing the piece from memory.

Voice and Piano Practice Recording

(Listen and learn the song)

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

"Find the First Notes" Recording

(Hear the first few starting notes before you sing)

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.