Choral Music Audition Instructions
Each audition must be composted of two sections. The first section must be the artistic interview and the second section must be the artistic performance. Auditions can run no longer than ten minutes total. The performance (Section II) must not be shorter than five (5) minutes. However, unused time from the interview (Section I) may be used in Section II.
Section One: The Artistic Interview
Each applicant should discuss the following statements conversationally on the audition. Please do not have someone "interview" you. The applicant should be alone. Be creative, within reason. Use this interview time to reveal your personality, interests, experiences, and passions. The judges want to know "who you are." However, the material you include on your audition must be in good taste. Please speak clearly.
- State your name.
- What vocal part do you sing? If more than one, list them in order of preference.
- What do you find most interesting about choral music?
- List your choral experience over the last two years, including school and community experiences.
- What is your favorite piece of choral music? Why?
- How well do you read music? Advanced? Intermediate? Beginner? Explain.
Section Two: The Artistic Performance
- Introduce and present two selections of contrasting style. Do not use ensemble literature. Each selection should demonstrate your musical proficiency, and neither should be parts from choral selections, all-region, or all-state tryout material. Choose pieces that are solo songs and preferably classical act songs or show songs that display your range and talent as a singer. You may be accompanied if you wish, but be sure that the vocal recording comes through clearly.
- State your vocal range and then vocalize to demonstrate range.