Auditions for Advanced Ensembles
May 6th and 7th 3:00-5:00 pm
All future Foothill Choir students must register before the audition date.
Students are required to learn an excerpt from the Irish classic "Danny Boy".
"Danny Boy" will be the audition piece for both advanced choirs, Adv. Treble and Madrigals.
The sheet music, along with recordings of each part, are provided below.
- Solo performance of Danny Boy in one's own voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass)
-During the solo performance, students will be adjudicated on:
- tone quality
- Sight reading
-Students may practice from the examples in the pdf.
-Students must demonstrate basic sight reading skills and musicianship.
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 of our two concert choirs 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.
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.