Vocal Music applicants, scroll down to read some tips from Ms. Calloway for your virtual vocal music audition!
All Levels/ Grades 6 – 12
- Provide a current, small photo (headshot) within a brief resume with any visual arts training or special skills. You may email the headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the student name and fine arts major in the email. Vocal Music applicants are also encouraged to provide a letter of recommendation from a music teacher, if applicable.
- Students must commit to attending all required rehearsals and performances outside of school hours, and must also be willing to attend a professional concert every nine weeks.
- During the audition, a CD or iPod music without voices may be used for accompaniment. No a cappella auditions are allowed.
- Demonstrate a sincere desire to study basic vocal music.
- Test for rhythmic and melodic ability.
- Identify common music symbols.
- Sing a scale and arpeggio from a teacher demonstration.
- Perform a short prepared solo with accompaniment. (See above.)
- Read and perform at sight different note values and rhythmic patterns.
- Perform from memory a short solo demonstrating proficiency (with accompaniment, as noted above).
- Read and perform at sight melodic lines using neutral syllables or solfege,
- Sight-read a piece.
- Perform a prepared solo demonstrating advanced proficiency (with accompaniment, as noted above).
Ms. Calloway’s Tips for Vocal Music Auditions:
- Please wake up early enough to get your voice warmed up for singing.
- Make sure your audition space is in a quiet location of your home.
- Make sure your song selection is appropriate for your age and voice.
- Please dress appropriately for an audition/interview. Look nice!
- Make sure accompaniment is instrumental only if using a track.