Music Educators of Bergen County, Inc. announces auditions for the 2018/2019 Bergen County High School Chorus and Band. The Bergen County Chorus and Band have consistently displayed a high standard of musical excellence and have been an important annual event for many of the county’s outstanding student musicians.
Please find following the audition solo pieces for the 2018/2019 HS Festival:
Band Audition Solo
Second Suite in F for Military Band, G. Holst, ed. Colin Matthews, Boosey & Hawkes
First Part, all movements, for all instruments including:
Solo Bb Clarinet
Solo and 1stCornet (play solo part when divisi)
Eb Contrabass Clarinet – Please transpose Bb Bass Clarinet part
There are no auditions for Eb Soprano Clarinet
Percussion audition requirements TBA
Scales for Wind instruments TBA
Chorus Audition Requirements
All pitches will be given from a C-C pitch pipe.
Soprano I: F, A
Soprano II: D, G
Alto I: A, E
Alto II: *G, D
Tenor I: E, G
Tenor II: D, F
Bass I: A, E-flat
Bass II: *G, D
Each vocalist will sing two scales on “AH”, ascending and descending, with a breath at the top. The two scales marked with an (*) are to be sung descending and ascending, with a breath at the bottom.
Soprano and Tenor begin on F
Alto and Bass begin on C
Each vocalist will sing an ascending and descending chromatic scale on “AH” encompassing an interval of a fifth, with a breath at the top.
Solo: Each vocalist will sing, from memory, the solo (Sicut Locutus Est) for his/her vocal part. The student will be given the first note of the solo during the audition and will sing a capella.
Tonal Memory: Each student will be asked to sing a four measure written melody, after having heard it twice. The student will sing the melody back on the syllable “Lah”. Each melody will begin and end on the tonic.
Please be aware of our attendance policy for students who successfully audition for the ensembles. No absences of any kind will be allowed for any reason. Any absence will result in immediate removal from the ensemble. Please be sure to check your schedule before applying to avoid uncomfortable and unnecessary situations. As usual, the Band and Chorus Auditions will be held separately.
Chorus Auditions will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Paramus High School.
Please check the Director and Student Audition information for submission deadlines.
HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS STUDENT REQUIREMENTS-see above section