Audition Information
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Auditions for Advanced Ensembles 

            April 28, 2021    2:00-4:00 pm

 

        All future Foothill Choir students must

              register on or before April 21st.

 

 

Audition Process:

Auditions will be a two part process that will include a solo performance and sight reading session.

1st- Students are required to learn an excerpt of the provided choral piece "My Country 'Tis of                   Thee" and will submit a video of their solo performance for consideration.

2nd- The sight reading portion of the audition will be live over zoom on April 28th. Be sure to register for your audition before that date.

Solo performance of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" in one's own voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass)

           -During the solo performance, students will be adjudicated on:

                    - tone quality

                    -vowel formations

                    -intonation

Alto- My Country 'Tis of Thee Excerpt
00:00 / 00:36
Soprano- My Country 'Tis of Thee Excerpt
00:00 / 00:37
My Country Tis of Thee Score

Sight reading

          -Students may practice from the examples in the pdf. 

          -Students must demonstrate basic sight reading skills

            and musicianship.

Tenor- My Country 'Tis of Thee Excerpt
00:00 / 00:37
Sight Reading Examples
Bass- My Country 'Tis of Thee Excerpt
00:00 / 00:37

Students can expect to receive the final decision one to two weeks following the audition**



Because spots in the Madrigal Singers and Advanced Treble Ensemble are high in demand but few in number, Mrs. Dehn cannot always place everyone that she would like to in the ensembles. Even if they do not make the ensemble, students are encouraged to continue to sing and practice, and consider participation one Concert Choir or Bass Choir.

**Upon acceptance, students are given a packet of music to learn over the summer, and are expected to come       prepared to sing on the first day of school in August.

Requirements

The biggest requirement is to have a good attitude, and have fun! Choir is a great way to get performing arts credit and have a good time. The students' favorite part of the year is usually the Knights Theater, where they get to perform their favorite songs from the radio, Broadway, and movies. No previous singing experience is required!

A syllabus with mandatory commitment dates will be given out upon acceptance, and again during the first week of school.

Students accepted into an auditioned choir (Madrigals or Advanced Treble Ensemble) are required to learn the given summer repertoire by the first week of school.

Foothill High School Choral Program