2021-22 DISTRICT 8 CHORUS FESTIVAL
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
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
Be prepared to read any voice parts independently or in any combination on any of the audition pieces.
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.