Auditions for the 2021-2022 Neuqua Valley Vocal Jazz Ensembles

 

THE 2021-2022 WILDSCATS ROSTERS!

Click here for the Audition Music and Detailed Information

1st Round Audition Form and 2 Flipgrid Videos Due by 9pm, Sunday May 23rd 

Call-Backs Announced by 9pm, Wednesday, May 26th

In-person Call-backs: Tuesday, June 1, 3:30pm-6:00pm

 

3 Zoom Help Sessions:

 

#1 - 4:00-4:45P.M. – Tuesday, May 4th

Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 947 7589 0103 – Passcode: 692124

#2 - 4:00-4:45P.M. – Tuesday, May 11th

Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 947 7589 0103 – Passcode: 692124

#3 - 4:00-4:45P.M. – Tuesday, May 18th

Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 947 7589 0103 – Passcode: 692124

 

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 three as you like.  Attendance is not required. Attendance is not recorded.

2021-2022 WildScats Audition Form

 

Please complete this information form along with the 2 Flipgrid videos (described and linked below) for the initial, required 1st round of auditions for next year's NVHS WildScats ensembles! Please make sure the information form and both Flipgrid videos are submitted by 9pm on Sunday, May 23rd.

Flipgrid Audition Requirements: 2 Separate Videos

After first completing the audition information form, to complete the initial 1st round audition, students must submit 2 separate Flipgrid videos. Students must submit both video to complete the audition and be eligible for WildScats. Each of the 2 components and Flipgrid links are below. The links are all already active and may be completed at any time and in any order, but both must be submitted no later than 9pm on Sunday,  May 23rd. You do not need to complete the videos in one sitting or even in one day. Students may prepare, practice, and make as many trial recordings as they would like, but must submit only one recording for each of the components. Please see the descriptions and Flipgrid links below to complete the audition:

1) Sing the entire audition excerpt from Moonglow

Flipgrid Link for WildScats Audition Component #1 of 2 (Flipgrid Join Code: dbaa7111)

 

Instructions: In this video, please submit you singing your voice part for the excerpt of Moonglow (music found here). Please sing along with this provided accompaniment track. You should not sing along with the part recording, but use the "Accompaniment Only" MP3. The accompaniment should be heard in your video, so please set-up a separate playback device (such as another phone) that plays the accompaniment out loud, and you record your video submission on another device while listening to the accompaniment. You may record this as many times as you would like, but please only officially submit one recording for this audition component. To prepare, be sure and use the provided part recordings - scroll to the bottom of this page!

2) Sing the Blues & Chromatic Scales, ascending and descending, a cappella (Starting pitch: D-Flat)

 

Flipgrid Link for WildScats Audition Component #2 of 2 (Flipgrid Join Code: 342a5488)

 

Instructions: In this video, please submit you singing BOTH the blues and chromatic scales ascending and descending, one time each. Your video should be you singing the two scales back-to-back. Do not sing along with a recording or the help sound files that have been provided. This video should be you singing alone and acapella. You may use a piano/keyboard or some device to get your first pitch. The starting pitch for both scales should be D-Flat. You may sing the two scales in any order, but again, please sing each scale only once with little pause in between. To prepare, be sure and use the provided practice recordings - scroll to the bottom of this page!

Call-Backs

After the initial audition form and video submission described above (due by 9pm, Sunday, May 23rd), call-backs for the 2021-2022 WildScats will be posted on this webpage no later than 9pm on Wednesday, May 26th. Those students found on the call-back list should be prepared to perform in small groups in-person during a specifically schedule call-back in between 3:30pm-6:00pm at Neuqua's main campus on Tuesday, June 1. Those students not on the call-back list are encouraged to audition next year, but are no longer being considered for the 21-22 WildScats ensembles. Only those students called back will be considered for the final rosters of the 21-22 WildScats ensembles. The specific schedule of the call-back ensembles and slots, as well as other specific details will be shown on the call-back documents posted on the this website by 9pm on Wednesday, May 26th. The call-backs on Tuesday, June 1st will consist of two components: (1) performing the excerpt of Moonglow in small ensembles, and (2) an interactive ensemble music reading exercise.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Rimington with any questions! (ryan_rimington@ipsd.org)

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21-22 WildScats Audition Music & Audio Files: 

Click here for the Audition Music and Detailed Information

1st Round Audition Form and 2 Flipgrid Videos Due by 9pm, Sunday May 23rd 

Call-Backs Announced by 9pm, Wednesday, May 26th

In-person Call-backs: Tuesday, June 1, 3:30pm-6:00pm

Audition Excerpt: Moonglow - Help MP3 Audio Files:

Accompaniment Only (THIS IS THE FILE THAT MUST BE USED WITH FLIPGRID VIDEO #1 of 2)

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

Scales - Help MP3 Audio Files:

D-Flat Blues Scale

D-Flat Chromatic Scale