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2020 – 2021 MTVA Mid-State and Freshman Honor Choir Information

2020 Mid State Audition Cuts

Cantate Domino:
*All parts start at the beginning and end after “eius” in m. 31

Cantate Domino AUDITION Cut

Confitemini Domino:
*All parts start at the beginning.
**Soprano 1 ends after the half note in m. 31.
**Soprano 2 and Alto 1 end after the half note in m. 30.
**Alto 2 ends after the whole note in m. 28.

Confitemini Domino Sop 1 AUDITION Cut

Confitemini Domino Sop 2 AND Alto 1 AUDITION Cut

Nunc Dimittis:
*All parts start at the beginning and end in m. 20 after the dotted half note on the word “light.”

Nunc Dimittis AUDITION Cut

Freshman Honors Audition is ALL of Ave Maria

Ave Maria AUDITION file

PLEASE NOTE:  (Oct. 19th)  An email was sent to your school email regarding signing up for an audition time and paying your $10 audition fee.  Check your email!

  • Sign up for a recording time slot on the google form below.  No other times will be available.  Sign up early to get the best time for your schedule.  
  • You will not be able to use the recording time to review/learn your part.
  • BE SURE TO PRACTICE WITH THE AUDITION CUT FILE BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED RECORDING TIME.
  • AUDITION SIGN-UP SHEET

 

FRESHMAN HONOR CHOIR – Sing full piece – no cuts

Ave Maria pdf

Ave Maria Soprano

Ave Maria Alto

Ave Maria Tenor

Ave Maria Bass

Ave Maria All Voices  This is the file that will play in the background when we record your audition.  By the time you return from break, you should be comfortable singing your part with this file

 

MID-STATE SATB CHOIR –

The files below are individual part files. Below the audition file are the MTVA practice files with both 1 and 2 on each file (ie – Sop 1 and 2 on same file) 

Note to workshop attendees – I will be posting the files you requested hopefully tonight, possibly tomorrow, but they WILL be posted!  GREAT WORK today!!

Nunc Dimittis pdf

Nunc Dimittis SOP 1

Nunc Dimittis SOP 2

Nunc Dimittis ALTO 1

Nunc Dimittis ALTO 2

Nunc Dimittis TENOR 1

Nunc Dimittis BASS 1

Nunc Dimittis BASS 2

Nunc Dimittis All Voices AUDITION File

The above All Voices Audition File will play in the background when we record your audition.  

Nunc Dimittis Soprano(both parts)

Nunc Dimittis Alto (both parts)

Nunc Dimittis Tenor (both parts)

Nunc Dimittis Bass (both parts)

 

MID-STATE SSAA CHOIR – pronunciation is in overview video.

Translation:

Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus, quoniam in sæculum misericordia ejus.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious : because his mercy endureth for ever.

Confitemini Domino pdf

Confitemini Domino Sop 1

Confitemini with beat Sop1

Confitemini Domino Sop 2

Confitemini with beat Sop2

Confitemini Domino Alto 1

Confitemini with beat Alto 1

Confitemini Domino Alto 2

Confitemini with beat Alto 2

Confitemini Domino All Voices AUDITION File

The above All Voices Audition File will play in the background when we record your audition.  

 

MID-STATE TTBB CHOIR

Translation:

Cantate Domino canticum novum,
Cantate Domino omnis terra,
Cantate Domino,
et benedicite nomini eius,
annuntiate de die in diem salutare eius,
annutiate inter gentes gloriam eius,
in omnibus populi mirabilia eius.

Sing to the Lord a new song,

Sing to the Lord, all the earth,

Sing to the Lord, and bless his name,

shew forth His salvation from day to day,

Declare among the nations His glory,

His wonderful works to the people, in all things.

Cantate Domino pdf

Cantate Domino Tenor 1

Cantate Domino Tenor I With Lyrics

Cantate Domino Tenor 2

Cantate Domino Tenor 2 With Lyrics

Cantate Domino Bass 1

Cantate Domino Bass I With Lyrics

Cantate Domino Bass 2

Cantate Domino Bass 2 With Lyrics

Cantate Domino All Voices AUDITION file

The above All Voices Audition File will play in the background when we record your audition.  

 

NO SIGHT-SINGING REQUIRED FOR 2020 AUDITIONS

 

Sight Singing Tips for Success

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.

Sight-Reading Examples

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.

SightreadingExcerpts-Soprano

SightreadingExample-2013-Soprano1

SightreadingExample-2013-Soprano2

SightreadingExample-2013-Soprano3

SightreadingExample-2013-Soprano4

SightreadingExample-2013-Soprano5

SightreadingExample-2013-Soprano6

Soprano 2015

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Soprano 1

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Soprano 2

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Soprano 3

 

SightreadingExcerpts-2013Alto

SightreadingExample-2013-Alto1

SightreadingExample-2013-Alto2

SightreadingExample-2013-Alto3

SightreadingExample-2013-Alto4

SightreadingExample-2013-Alto5

SightreadingExample-2013-Alto6

Alto 2015

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Alto 1

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Alto 2

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Alto 3

 

SightreadingExcerpts-2013Tenor-Treble

SightreadingExample-2013-Tenor1

SightreadingExample-2013-Tenor2

SightreadingExample-2013-Tenor3

SightreadingExample-2013-Tenor4

SightreadingExample-2013-Tenor5

SightreadingExample-2013-Tenor6

Tenor TC 2015

Sightreading Example – 2014 – Tenor 1

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Tenor 2

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Tenor 3

 

SightreadingExcerpts-2013Bass

SightreadingExample-2013-Bass1

SightreadingExample-2013-Bass2

SightreadingExample-2013-Bass3

SightreadingExample-2013-Bass4

SightreadingExample-2013-Bass5

SightreadingExample-2013-Bass6

Bass 2015

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Bass 1

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Bass 2

Sightreading Example – 2015 – Bass 3

 

ARCHIVE from previous years.

Arrive 30 minutes prior to your audition.

Parking:

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.

THE AUDITION:

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

Bottled water

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.