Host School

Bradford & Sullivan County, Host Directors

February 10-12, 2022





Fall 2021 Audition Solo for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

Title: “The Heavens Are Telling” (from The Creation) SATB Joseph Haydn

Measure 95-end.  Half Note = 88


Available on the PMEA District 8 Website; with appropriate transposition, dynamics, and tempo markings


2021/2022 Piano Acceptance Audition Music for District Chorus


Gloria:  Qui Sedes ad Dexteram                  Vivaldi                               G. Schirmer

The Best of All Possible Worlds                   Bernstein                           Boosey & Hawkes

No Rocks A-Cryin’                                         Rollo Dillworth                 Hall Leonard #08711307


(Taken from PMEA D8 Choral Policies and Procedures)

Piano Acceptance Auditions


A.  Piano Acceptance Auditions


Piano Acceptance Auditions will be held concurrently with the Choral Acceptance Auditions.


A student must be a member, in good standing, of the Choral organization of the school he/she represents.


The student will be auditioned by a committee of not less than three directors.


During the audition the student shall be responsible for:


Scales and Arpeggios:

Be prepared to play four octaves, ascending and descending, of any Major scale and arpeggio. Tempo - MM .  Quarter Note = 84 in 8th notes


Warm-up pattern:

Both hands, beginning on middle C, ascending and descending chromatically, the pattern - DO RE Ml FA SO FA Ml RE DO - > C Major chord - > C# Major chord


Score Reading:

Be prepared to read any voice parts independently or in any combination on any of the audition pieces.


Conductor Awareness:

Students will demonstrate ability to follow the conductor's musicianship (tempo, dynamics, style, etc.)


Piano Audition Music:

Student will be able to perform the accompaniment part from the appropriate cycle of piano audition music.