Chair auditions for wind players will take place starting next week with the freshman and continue the following week with upperclassman. Students are receiving audition materials each day and are receiving text messages with links for audition time slots.
All Winds: Prepared Selections
Each freshman student should sign up for a specific time and be prepared for their audition at least 15 to 20 minutes prior to their designated time.
Monday 10/31 – Clarinets (All)
Tuesday 11/1 – Flutes/Saxophones
Wednesday 11/2 – Trumpets/Trombones
Thursday 11/3 – Double Reeds/Tubas
10-12th Grade Audition Schedule
TBA – Check back later for a schedule
All students are required to audition in order to participate. Promptness may affect the results of the audition. The audition will include three parts averaged together to determine the overall score:
Scales = 30%, Prepared Piece = 40%, Sight Reading = 30%
All major scales will be played one octave using the following written pitch order:
C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D, G
Each scale should be played in an eighth note feel with the quarter note = 120 bpm.
Students will only be given credit if all notes within the scale is performed correctly. Each scale will be worth 1 point and each arpeggio will be worth 1 point.
In addition to the 12 Major scales students will play a one octave chromatic scale starting on a note of choice. The chromatic scale will be worth 6 pts.
All instrument prepared exercises can be found in THIS PDF FILE. (Coming Soon)
The selection will be adjudicated using the following criteria:
- Interpretation of the music.
- Technique (correct notes and rhythms)
Sight reading will be adjudicated using the same criteria as the prepared piece. Each student will be given one minute to study a short excerpt of music before they will be asked to play. During that minute students may sing, clap, or count out loud as long as they do not produce a note on their instrument. After the one minute study time is complete the student will play the excerpt from beginning to end without stopping.
The following rubric will be used for the chair audition.