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HS Festival Audition Requirements

Auditions are November 18 at Van Wert High School. Registration deadline is October 20.

 

Vocalists

1. ALL vocalists must perform the following required selection given for their vocal range.

Vocal Excerpts:

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

2. The above selection must be memorized and will be performed unaccompanied.

3. Sight-Reading - the student will be given an excerpt (determined by the vocal room judge) to sing through at sight. Students may choose any method of reading through the excerpt (solfeggio, neutral syllable, etc) and will have a short amount of time to study it before singing it on their own, unaccompanied. The singer will be given a reference pitch by the room judge before they begin.

 

Woodwinds/Brass

1. Scales: Scales will be required according to the OMEA HS Class B requirements. Scales are preferred in 2 octaves (clarinet are REQUIRED to play 2 octaves). Please reference your OMEA Rules and regulations book for required keys. Trombones will be asked 2 major scales, all other wind instruments will be 1 major and 1 chromatic (just like S&E).

2.Required etudes (found below) selected for their instrument by the committee. Wind players will perform BOTH lyric and technical etudes as marked.

3. Sight-reading.

Flute

Oboe

Bassoon

Clarinet (corrected accidentals)

Bass Clarinet (corrected accidentals)

Saxophone (Alto, Tenor and Baritone)

Trumpet

French Horn

Trombone

Baritone (TC)

Baritone (BC) (corrected octave)

Tuba

 

Percussion

1.THREE etudes (snare, mallet, timpani) as selected by the committee. VWHS will provide a snare drum, xylophone, and four timpani. STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN STICKS AND MALLETS.

STUDENTS MUST PERFORM ALL THREE PERCUSSION ETUDES

Snare Drum

Xylophone

Timpani

2.Concert style "buzz" roll soft - loud - soft... lasting 30 seconds

3.Scales: students will be asked 1 scale from the Class B required S&E scale list

4.Snare Drum Sight-Reading

PLAYERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN STICKS AND MALLETS! On Audition Day VWHS will provide snare drum, xylophone and appropriate timpani.

Jazz Ensemble

1. Required prepared excerpts that can be downloaded below.

2. Scales as per band auditions.

3. Jazz Sight-reading.

Required Jazz Excerpts for Wind/Vibes:

Treble Clef Instruments

Trombone

Tuba

Required Jazz Excerpts for Rhythm Section:

Piano

Guitar

Bass

Drums