Auditions for the 2019-2020 Neuqua Valley Vocal Jazz Ensembles

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NVHS Main Campus Choir Room

3:30-6:30P.M. ~ Thursday, May 23, 2019

Auditionees need to be present for the entire duration of the audition (3:30p-6:30p)

(All students auditioning must be a member of a 2019-20 Neuqua Valley curricular music ensemble.)

Call-backs: NVHS Main Campus Choir Room, Tuesday, May 28th

Students called-back will be assigned an individual 5-minute time slot between 2:30pm-5:00pm

Help Sessions

3:15-4:00P.M. – Mon. May 13 @ Birkett Freshman Campus Choir Room (BFC)

6:30-7:10A.M. – Wed. May 15 @ Main Campus Choir Room

3:15-4:00P.M. – Mon. May 20 @ BFC

6:30-7:10A.M. – Wed. May 22 @ Main


The Help Sessions are designed to provide interested students the opportunity to learn the material that will be used in the audition.  It is possible to audition without attending the sessions but the likelihood of success is greatly enhanced through your attendance at them. You are welcome to attend as many of the four as you like.  Attendance is not required. Attendance is not recorded.  The Help Sessions are scheduled in the choir rooms at both the Birkett Freshman Campus and Main building.


Audition & Call Back Requirements


During the initial May 23rd audition students will be asked to sing their part on the audition excerpts from Bli Blip along with other auditionees in small groups.  Students need to be prepared on the entire excerpt.

The individual five-minute scheduled call-back on May 28th will consist of five elements:

1) Sing the entire original audition excerpt from Bli Blip, a cappella (no accompaniment)

2) Sing the call-back etude with accompaniment recording

3) Sing the Blues & Chromatic Scales, ascending and descending, a cappella (Starting pitches: Sop/Ten – Eb, Alto/Bass – C)

4) Sing a sight-singing example with swing rhythms. 


If you are unable to download the music and audio files, please see your director.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Mr. Rimington - – 630.428.6000 x.4820


19-20 WildScats Audition Music & Audio Files: 

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Audition Excerpt: Bli Blip - Help MP3 Audio Files:

Accompaniment Only (looped 4 times) – (this will be the track used in the actual audition)

Accompaniment Only (played 1 time)

Soprano with Accompaniment

Soprano Only

Alto with Accompaniment

Alto Only

Tenor with Accompaniment

Tenor Only

Bass with Accompaniment

Bass Only

All Parts with Accompaniment

All Parts Only

Call-Back Etude - Help MP3 Audio Files:

Etude ~ Accompaniment Only (this will be the track used in the call-back)

Etude ~ Soprano with Accompaniment

Etude ~ Soprano Only

Etude ~ Alto with Accompaniment

Etude ~ Alto Only

Etude ~ Tenor with Accompaniment

Etude ~ Tenor Only

Etude ~ Bass with Accompaniment

Etude ~ Bass Only

Etude ~ All Parts with Accompaniment

Etude ~ All Parts Only

Call-Back Scales - Help MP3 Audio Files:

E-Flat Blues Scale (Sop/Tenor)

C Blues Scale (Alto/Bass)

E-Flat Chromatic Scale (Sop/Tenor)

C Chromatic Scale (Alto/Bass)