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CHORAL ENSEMBLE AUDITION CRITERIA FOR SPRING  SEMESTER 2014

University Singers

Monday, January 13, 2014  Sallee 200 (Dr. Stegall's Office)

Audition Sign-up Sheet will be located at Sallee 200 and available to sign anytime after December 15.

Auditions times begin at noon and conclude at 5:30p.

University Singers meets MWF from 1p to 1:50p AND TTh from 12:30p to 1:45p in Browne 130

On the day of the audition...

1.  Fill out an audition form located on the table outside Sallee 200 and bring to your audition.

2.  Sight read a series of short rhythmic patterns.

3.  Sight read ascending and descending intervals.

4.  All voice parts will perform unaccompanied the SOPRANO line (melody) of:

    " DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES ."

a.  Sing with legato style

b.  Sing with mature phrasing and special attention to phrase endings.

c.  Sing using refined diction skills.

 

Questions:  Dr. James Stegall, jc-stegall@wiu.edu

Concert Choir Audition

Monday, January 13 at 2p (the regular class meeting time)   Browne Hall 130

This is a non-auditioned ensemble; each student will have a hearing simply for voice placement.

Concert Choir meets MWF from 2p to 2:50p in Browne 130.

Questions: Dr. Heather Zosel, h-zosel@wiu.edu

Vocal Jazz Auditions

Thursday, January 16, Browne Hall 130, 6p to 9p

Audition sign-up sheet located at Sallee 205 (Dr.Zosel's Office)

Vocal Jazz meets Monday and Thursday from 6:30p to 8:00p, Browne 130

Audition criteria:

1.  Fill out an audition form located on the table outside of Browne 130

     Bring to your audition

2.  Perform:

     a.  Route 66, scat on 2nd verse

     b.  One of the following ballads, one time through

          Stormy Weather

          or

          Misty

          Note: Sing with your own interpretations of this music, in a jazz style.

3.  Sight read a rhythmic pattern

4.  Sight read a jazz vocalise warm-up

 

Questions: Dr. Heather Zosel, h-zosel@wiu.edu