Audition Materials (Grades 7-12)
Students auditioning for Epic and/or Free Verse must choose one of the following melodies to prepare and perform alone without accompaniment.
The Director is Listening For
Does the singer move cleanly from pitch to pitch without scooping or sliding?
Does the singer pace their breath to make musical phrases?
Does the singer use beautiful choral vowel shapes?
Does the singer use expressive diction, making the text clear to the listener?
Sight reading is only required to audition for Free Verse.
The director will give the singer an eight-measure exercise and establish the key. The singer then has 30 seconds to study the exercise before performing it to the best of their ability.
Singers are encouraged to use solfege, but may use whichever system they are accustomed to.