Auditions for the 2020-2021 Neuqua Valley Vocal Jazz Ensembles

Click here for the Audition Music and Information

Audition Form and 4 Flipgrid Audition Videos

due by 9pm on Friday, September 11th

 

 

3 Zoom Help Sessions:

 

#1 - 5:00-5:45P.M. – Tuesday, September 1st

Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 950 7334 8258 – Passcode: 019684

 

#2 - 3:00-3:45 P.M. – Thursday, September 3rd

Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 999 8676 2795 – Passcode: 317026

 

#3 - 5:00-5:45P.M. – Tuesday, September 8th

Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 989 9634 2802 – Passcode: 642798

 

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.

2020-2021 WildScats Audition Form

 

Please complete this information form along with the 4 Flipgrid videos (described and linked below) to audition for this year's NVHS WildScats ensembles! Please make sure the information form and all 4 Flipgrid videos are submitted by 9pm on Friday, September 11th.

Flipgrid Audition Requirements: 4 Separate Videos

After first completing the audition information form, to complete the audition, students will submit 4 separate Flipgrid videos. Students must submit all 4 to complete the audition and be eligible for WildScats. Each of the 4 components and Flipgrid links are below. The links are all already active and may be completed at any time and in any order, but all 4 must be submitted no later than 9pm on Friday, September 11th. 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 Fly Me to the Moon

 

Flipgrid Link for WildScats Audition Component #1 of 4 (Flipgrid Join Code: f534e5b1)

 

Instructions: In this video, please submit you singing your voice part for the excerpt of Fly Me to the Moon (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 Audition Etude with accompaniment recording

 

Flipgrid Link for WildScats Audition Component #2 of 4 (Flipgrid Join Code: 9a408611)

 

Instructions: In this video, please submit you singing your voice part for the audition etude (music found here). Please sing along with this provided accompaniment track. You should not sing along with the part recording, but use the "Etude 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)!

 

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

 

Flipgrid Link for WildScats Audition Component #3 of 4 (Flipgrid Join Code: dd4fafe1)

 

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 the same as follows based upon your voice part: Sopranos & Tenor use the pitch E-Flat; Altos and Basses use the pitch C. 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 part recordings - scroll to the bottom of this page)!

 

4) Music Reading with Swing Rhythms 

 

Flipgrid Link for WildScats Audition Component #4 of 4 (Flipgrid Join Code: 4151dee9)

 

Instructions: In this video, please submit you singing the image of a melody found in Flipgrid using swing rhythms. You should read, study, and rehearse the melody as needed using swing rhythms before recording your response. The melody is written in both treble and bass clefs and please simply use the clef with which you are most comfortable, but be sure to sing in your own normal register/octave. The excerpt starts on the pitch F and feel free to use a piano/keyboard or other device to get your first pitch. You must perform independent of any other recording and you may perform the melody at a steady tempo that is most comfortable to you. Again, this is not "sight-singing," but rather music reading, reflecting your ability to learn, practice, and perform an excerpt on your own.

 

Copies of the printed audition music and audio help files are found below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

 

Mr. Rimington

ryan_rimington@ipsd.org

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20-21 WildScats Audition Music & Audio Files: 

Click here for the Audition Music and Information

Audition Form and 4 Flipgrid Audition Videos

due by 9pm on Friday, September 11th

Audition Excerpt: Fly Me to the Moon - Help MP3 Audio Files:

Accompaniment Only (played 1 time - THIS IS THE FILE THAT MUST BE USED WITH FLIPGRID VIDEO #1 of 4)

Accompaniment Only (looped 4 times for convenient repeated practice)

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

Etude - Help MP3 Audio Files:

Etude ~ Accompaniment Only (played 1 time - THIS IS THE FILE THAT MUST BE USED WITH FLIPGRID VIDEO #2 of 4)

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)