MTVA Freshman Honors/Mid-State and All-State 2nd tier auditions are still on! Each audition will be recorded and I will submit all auditions. All MTVA audition information is below.
This year, Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe from Vanderbilt University will be the conductor of our MTVA Virtual Honor Choirs. What a great way to continue our annual honor choir tradition and have something to share with friends and family! Dr. Biddlecombe will provide practice tracks and create the virtual choir from all honor choir member submissions. I will assist with your video submission – but first….you need to audition!!
Make it a priority to audition! Many of you (especially some of the seniors) need to quality for MTVA honor choir to receive a graduation honor cord.
2020 2021 Mid-State Recorded Auditions will take place on October 15th, 16th & 17th
Deadline to Register is the first week of September.
We will discuss details when school resumes. Until then, spend some time with the music and learn your part. I expect strong participation this year! Live with the music – you will be much more comfortable in the audition if you know the piece inside and out.
FRESHMAN HONOR CHOIR
For Mid-State – you need to learn two pieces – the SATB and either the SSAA or TTBB piece.
MID-STATE SATB CHOIR
MID-STATE SSAA CHOIR
MID-STATE TTBB CHOIR
Audition details will be posted here as soon as they are finalized.
THE PRACTICE ROOM – Practice Sight-Reading and Basic Theory!
Student Log-in: your first and last name all together and all lowercase. PW: wcsings
Sight-Reading examples (pdfs and recordings) are at the bottom of the page. The recording is EXACTLY like it will be in your audition. You will have the sight-reading sheet on the stand in front of you and the adjudicator will push play on the recording. PLEASE NOTE: The tapping sound to keep the steady beat sometimes continues a little longer than the number of measures written. Don’t be thrown off if you are finished and the tapping continues a few extra beats.
If you have an AP test conflict or another conflict – please specify the preferred day on your audition form. No guarantees your request will be honored, but be sure to include it on the form. If it is not on the form, you will not be able to change your request after the deadline.
If you have not received the two sight-reading sheets, ask for them. The examples are numbered and relate to the numbered audio files below. The audio files are in the same format as will be in the sight-reading portion of your audition.
ARCHIVE from previous years.
Arrive 30 minutes prior to your audition.
i. Park on the north side of campus, which looks like the side of the school.
ii. Enter through the gym entrance.
iii. On Saturday, do not park in the band practice lot. Cones will be set up to keep this area off-limits.
Location of Registration TBA
Students will be assigned a unique number at registration – this is how you will be identified, so do not lose it!
Immediately after checking in at the registration table – go find your audition room. After that, find a quiet place to focus (no singing in the audition rooms hallway) or go to the warm-up room to sing.
Around 10 minutes prior to your time, you may make your way down to your audition room. Check-in with the door monitor.
When you enter the room, a curtain will stand between you and the judges. They will ask if you are ready and then push play on their CD player for the same audition cuts published. Once the CD begins, it will not be stopped.
After the prepared portion of the audition, the sight-reading portion will begin.
REMEMBER – When you hear your pitch (DO) – begin vocalizing and working through the sight-singing (find do, mi, sol; how do you leave DO at beginning; how is DO approached at the end; notes below DO? highest pitch?)
MTVA Mid-State Choral Festival:
Participation fee: $40
Monday, November 16th from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. Departure time: 3:15
Tuesday, November 17th – All day and concert in evening. Departure time: 7:15 a.m. from the high school by grand hallway entrance.
Transportation provided on Monday and ONLY AM on Tuesday.
Parents need to arrange transport home after the concert. Location: TBA
(wear nice school clothes that meet our dress code for rehearsals both days)
Folder with music and two pencils
Money for lunch/dinner on Tuesday or bring food for lunch and dinner. There is a Chick-Fil-A across the street along with a few other options.
Be sure to bring your required uniform (see below) on Tuesday morning.
DRESS CODE (THIS WILL BE CHECKED AT CONCERT, THOSE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WILL NOT PERFORM!)
Ladies – Chamber dress, black shoes no more than 2 inches in height, optional modest jewelry. No long earrings or large choker necklaces.
Men- Chamber tux shirt/pants/bow tie/black socks, black shoes. No jacket, no vest.
RULES FOR EVENT
Each student must bring a pencil. No gum, food, or drink allowed in rehearsal. Bottled water is allowed. No cell phone use allowed in rehearsal. No illegal photocopies of music allowed. Please bring your music in the black folder that was provided for you. Tardiness will not be tolerated! Be on time for roll call so rehearsal can begin early. Dress code for rehearsals-follow your school’s dress code policy.