2021-22 DISTRICT 8 CHORUS FESTIVAL

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.