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Soprano I Soprano II Alto I Alto II Tenor I Tenor II Bass I Bass II



Choir Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Vocal auditionees are only allowed to submit one vocal audition. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification.
  5. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  6. If you have any questions about the Treble or Mixed Choir contact: Kathy Stefani. If you have any questions about the Jazz Choir, contact: Kathy Stefani
  7. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date, October 6, 2017.
  8. Optional Jazz Choir Audition. New in 2018. If you wish to be considered for the new Idaho All-State Jazz Choir, please complete the three additional exercises.

Audition Exercises:

All exercises and the song are to be sung unaccompanied. The pitch should be given only once before each exercise. Each exercise should be recorded into a separate file.

  1. Sing following scale, ascending and descending, using the syllables "do re mi fa sol la ti do". Do not repeat the high "do" upon descending. You may take a breath, if needed. Sing the exercise with each note m.m. 100.

  2. Soprano I: F (first space treble staff)
    Soprano II: D (above middle C)
    Alto I: A (below middle C)
    Alto II: G (below middle C)
    Tenor I: Eb (third space bass staff)
    Tenor II: C (octave below middle C)
    Bass I: G (first line bass staff)
    Bass II: F (first space below bass staff)


  3. Sing following scale, ascending and descending, using the syllables "do re mi fa sol la ti do". Do not repeat the high "do" upon descending. You may take a breath, if needed. Sing the exercise with each note m.m. 100.

  4. Soprano I: A (second space treble staff)
    Soprano II: G (second line treble staff)
    Alto I: Eb (first line treble staff)
    Alto II: D (above middle C)
    Tenor I: G (fourth space bass staff)
    Tenor II: E (third space bass staff)
    Bass I: D (third line bass staff)
    Bass II: C (octave below middle C)


  5. Vocalize the scale pattern "8-5-3-1" using the word "I love to sing", each pitch at m.m. 120. At the end of the pattern, sing the exercise again 1/2 step higher. Repeat the exercise again another 1/2 step higher, etc. for a total of six renditions of the pattern. Do not vocalize the 1/2 step transition at the end of each pattern.

  6. Soprano: begin on C (third space)
    Alto: begin on G (second line)
    Tenor: begin on C (middle C)
    Bass: begin on G (fourth space bass staff)

  7. Sing unaccompanied the melody and word of "America the Beautiful" (Oh beautiful for spacious skies) first stanza only. Use the following keys at m.m.100.

  8. Soprano I & Tenor I: key of D (start on A)
    Soprano II & Tenor II: key of C (start on G)
    Alto I & Bass I: key of B (start on F#)
    Alto II & Bass II: key of A (start on E)


    OPTIONAL: Jazz Choir Audition
  9. Jazz Interpretation: Sing the first 16 measures in a swing style, unaccompanied, of “Summertime.” You choose the tempo and key. (Lead sheet is available on Aebersold, Volume 25.)

  10. Rhythmic and Pitch Accuracy: Sing unaccompanied, your voice part of Jazz Choir, Example 1.

  11. Optional Improvisation: Improvise 3 choruses of up-tempo Bb Blues. This may be done with Jamey Aebersold, Volume 2, track 5, a live rhythm section, or sung alone.