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Junior Band Audition Procedures & Materials

Brass & Woodwinds 

  • Junior Band brass and woodwind auditions will be in-person. Please visit the All State webpage for more details.

  • Students must play all audition materials in the order, selection, and tempo that they are presented. Any deviation will result in lower scores. The order is scales, etudes, and sight-reading.

  • Scales and sight-reading are required for all brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.

  • Do NOT take repeats and/or Da Capos.

  • An original publication of the book/etude must be used for the audition. Please, no photocopies. If a student needs access to a book during their audition, please utilize a school or county/district library. If none are available, the educator is invited to contact MMEA no less than a week prior to the audition. 

  • If there is a tempo discrepancy, please use the tempi that have been provided in this document, not the book’s published tempo.

  • For some instruments, an excerpt of longer etudes will be asked at auditions. These excerpts will be disclosed on the All State audition day.

 

Scales

  • Each student will be asked to perform the chromatic scale starting on a note of their choice. It is recommended that the chromatic scale be performed in the 8th note triplet rhythm at QUARTER NOTE = 72bpm. The chromatic will be played one (1) octave only EXCEPT Flutes and Soprano Bb Clarinets, where it will be played two (2) octaves. 

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  • Each student will be asked to perform one (1) major scale from the following keys: C, G, D, A, E, F, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat (these are written and not transposed pitches, e.g. if the Bb Clarinet is asked to play the Bb scale, they will start on their written Bb and NOT C).

  • Scales are to be played ascending and descending, at QUARTER NOTE = 72bpm, evenly and slurred, where the bottom and top notes (tonic and octave) are 8th notes while remaining notes (scale degree 2-7) are 16th notes.

  • For Junior Band, scales will be played one (1) octave only EXCEPT Flutes and Soprano Bb Clarinets, where all required scales will be played two (2) octaves. 

  • Added 9/14/22: Students are required and will be evaluated on the requirements outlined in the audition materials. Students who play scales at faster speeds or in extended ranges will neither be penalized nor have their scores inflated.Scales must be memorized and will be selected by the adjudicator. 

Sight-Reading

Sight-reading is required. Music will be provided at the audition.

Percussion - 9/22/22: Please note the scoring rubic has been updated.

  • The Junior Band percussion auditions will be in-person. Please visit the All State webpage for more details. 

  • The percussionists will be required to perform on snare drum, keyboard percussion, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, and tambourine.

  • Students must play all excerpts in the order, selection, and tempo that they are presented. Any deviation will result in lower scores. 9/22/22 - Please see scoring rubric for full point breakdown.

  • Percussion instruments provided at the audition are a (minimum) four-octave marimba, xylophone, four timpani, snare drum, tambourine, crash cymbals, and a concert bass drum. A bass drum mallet (or mallets) will be provided.

  • Students may elect to bring their own snare drum, tambourine, crash cymbals and/or bass drum mallets.

  • All percussionists are expected to provide their own snare drum sticks, keyboard mallets, timpani mallets, and a pitch source (tuning fork, pitch pipe) for tuning the timpani.

  • Scales and rudiments must be memorized and are selected by the adjudicator.

  • Sight-reading will be required for percussion (snare, mallets, and timpani). Music will be provided at the audition.

  • Do NOT take repeats and/or Da Capos.

  • Written stickings or reasonable alternative stickings will be considered acceptable.

  • Although there is more than one acceptable technique that can be used for their performance, students sometimes use improper techniques, which result in a less than optimal musical effect. The adjudicators have the right to lower scores for the use of improper techniques.

  • An original publication of the book/excerpt must be used for the audition. Please, no photocopies unless they are provided in this packet (i.e. percussion). If a student needs access to a book during their audition, please utilize a school or county/district library. If none are available, the educator is invited to contact MMEA no less than a week prior to the audition. 

  • If there is a tempo discrepancy, please use the tempi that have been provided in this document, not the book’s published tempo.

  • For some instruments, an excerpt of longer etudes will be asked at auditions. These excerpts will be disclosed on the All State audition day.

 

Junior Band Audition Materials

Please click on the link below to access the junior band audition materials as a Google Doc downloadable document.

Junior Band Audition Materials (Grades 7-9)

Auditionsmaterialien für Junior- und Senior-Bands

Bitte klicken Sie auf die untenstehenden Links, um auf die Band-Auditing-Materialien als herunterladbares PDF-Dokument zuzugreifen.

Auditionsmaterial für Junior-Bands (Klassen 7-9 )             Audition-Material für Senior-Bands (Klassen 10-12)                            

Senior Jazz Band Audition Procedures & Materials

 

  • Senior Jazz Band auditions will be virtual via a recorded submission and asynchronous adjudications. The submission window information can be found on the All State webpage, but it will be after the in-person All State auditions.

  • 9/19/22 Updated -  Senior Jazz Band Only: Students auditioning for All State Senior Band, Chorus, or Orchestra may ALSO audition for All State Senior Jazz Band, as long as they participate in their schools jazz band on the auditioning instrument. Students accepted into Senior Band, Chorus, or Orchestra AND Senior Jazz may participate in both ensembles.

  • Students must play all audition materials in the order, selection, and tempo as they are presented in this document.

  • Improvisation is not required but students who do improvise earn more points than those who do not attempt it.

Senior Jazz Band Audition Materials (Grades 10-12)

Please click on the link below to access all of the Senior Jazz Band audition materials as a Google Doc downloadable document.

Senior Jazz Band Audition Materials (Grades 10-12)

Senior Jazz Accompaniment Track Bird Lady
00:00 / 00:49
SeniorJazz Accompaniment Track Holy Tom
00:00 / 00:54
SeniorJazz Accompaniment Track Improvisation Play-Along
00:00 / 00:48
Senior Jazz Accompaniment Track You And The Night
00:00 / 00:54
Senior Jazz Accompaniment Track Sunny Side Up
00:00 / 00:36
 

Auditionsverfahren und Materialien für Junior- und Senior-Chore

Auditionsverfahren:  

  • Alle, die für den All State Chorus vorsprechen, müssen mit zwei Stücken vorsprechen; einer begleitet, einer a cappella.  

  • Für den Auditionsprozess 2021-2022 ist keine Sichtprüfung erforderlich.

  • Jeder Schüler wird für den vom Lehrer/Schüler identifizierten Stimmteil vorsprechen, der im angenehmsten Stimmbereich liegt.  

  • Die Schüler müssen ein mp3-Wiedergabegerät haben und während des Vorsprechens den entsprechenden „Skripttrack“ im Hintergrund abspielen. (Der Richter sollte den Skripttrack und die Stimme des Schülers im Auditionsvideo hören können.) Die Schüler werden ermutigt, zu üben mit der Skriptspur vor der Aufnahme ihres Vorsprechens.

  • Die Schüler müssen die Skriptspur abspielen und den Anweisungen auf der Spur während der Aufnahme des Vorsprechens folgen. (Siehe Anweisungen unten.)

  • Das Gesicht des Schülers muss während des gesamten Vorsprechens sichtbar sein.

  • Senior Chorus - Aus Platzgründen werden wir 2022 keinen Senior Treble Chorus bestuhlen.

  • Senior Chorus Sopranos - Auf dem Bewerbungsformular werden Sie nach Ihrer Präferenz für Sopran 1 oder 2 gefragt. Alle Senior Chorus Sopranos spielen jedoch mit der gleichen Musik vor.

Junior Chorus Audition Script Track Soprano
00:00 / 09:23
Junior Chorus Audition Script Track Alto
00:00 / 09:28
Junior Chorus Audition Script Track Tenor
00:00 / 09:23
Junior Chorus Audition Script Track Tenor Optional
00:00 / 09:23
Junior Chorus Audition Script Track Tenor Transposed Sight Reading ONLY
00:00 / 03:26
Junior Chorus Audition Script Track Bass
00:00 / 09:28

Senior Chorus Audition Materials

 

Excerpt #1

I Am In Need of Music, by Elizabeth Bishop and David L. Brunner

Measures 8-30 (pages 1-4)

Downloadable PDF of sheet music

Note: Senior Sopranos should audition for the part they are interested in singing if accepted into the ensemble.

 

Excerpt #2

Waldesnacht, by Johannes Brahms

Measures 1-12 (pages 1-2)

Downloadable PDF of sheet music

 

Sight-Reading

  • All sight-reading exercises will be 4 measures long and based on the current MCEA Approved Middle and High School Sightreading Guidelines (Link PDF).

  • The melodic sight-reading exercise will be written entirely with quarter note values only and no rests. 

  • The Senior Chorus rhythmic sight-reading exercise will not exceed the notes and rests outlined in level 5 of the MCEA state sight-reading guidelines. 

  • The Senior Chorus melodic sight-reading exercise will not exceed the keys, pitches, intervals, or motion outlined in level 5 of the MCEA state sight-reading guidelines.

  • Tenors will have the option of sight-reading examples in the key of C from a score notated in the key of C, using pitches within the octave of G below middle C to G second line, treble staff. All examples will be presented in treble and bass clefs. 

  • Sight-reading examples for preparations can be found here. (Link Doc)

 

Audition Rehearsal Tracks

10/20/22 - Waldesnacht

There is an error in the Soprano Voice rehearsal track has an incorrect note in the Soprano part learning track; 4th beat of measure 11. Teachers should alert students of the discrepancy and students should endeavor to make that correction in their performance. In the event that teachers and students are unable to make that correction, judges will be alerted and students will not be penalized for that specific pitch.

Please click here for the audition rehearsal tracks.

Audition Script Tracks (To be played by judge during audition)

Audition Script Track PDF (Link PDF)

 

All Audition Script Tracks audio files are listed below.

Senior Chorus Audition Script Track Soprano
00:00 / 09:03
Senior Chorus Audition Script Track Alto
00:00 / 09:04
Senior Chorus Audition Script Track Tenor
00:00 / 09:03
Senior Chorus Audition Script Track Tenor OptionG
00:00 / 09:03
Senior Chorus Audition Script Track Tenor Transposed Sight-Reading ONLY
00:00 / 03:26
Senior Chorus Audition Script Track Tenor Low Octave Sight-Reading
00:00 / 09:03
Senior Chorus Audition Script Track Bass
00:00 / 09:03
 

Junior Orchestra Audition Procedures & Materials

  • Junior Orchestra auditions will be in-person. Please visit the All State webpage for more details. 

  • Harp and Piano auditions are open to ANY harp and piano students grades 7-12.  All harp/piano auditions will use the same excerpts, located on the Senior Orchestra audition materials. Harp/Piano auditions will be virtual via a recorded submission and asynchronous adjudications

  • Students must play the required materials in the order, selection, and tempo that they are presented.

  • Each violin, viola, cello, and string bass audition has one (1) etude and two (2) excerpts.

  • Scales and sight-reading will be required for violin, viola, cello, and string bass. There are no scales or sight-reading requirements for harp.

Junior Orchestra Audition Materials

Please click on the links below to access the orchestra audition materials as a Google Doc downloadable document.

Junior Orchestra Audition Materials (Grades 7-9)

2022-2023 All State Orchestra Audition Materials Chart Form

9/22/22 - Junior Cello, Etude - Adjusted tempo Eighth = 120

9/19/22 - Junior Viola, Excerpt #2 - Adjusted tempo to Half = 132

10/5/22 - Bass students should be playing arpeggios with both the one and two octave scales, as appropriate.

Senior Orchestra Audition Procedures & Materials

  • Senior Orchestra auditions for violin, viola, cello, and string bass will be in-person. Please visit the All State webpage for more details.

  • Senior string bass students are auditioning for a place in either Senior Band OR Senior Orchestra. Ensemble placement will be decided by MMEA.

  • Harp and Piano auditions are open to ANY harp and piano students grades 7-12.  All harp/piano auditions will use the same excerpts, located on the Senior Orchestra audition materials. Harp/Piano auditions will be virtual via a recorded submission and asynchronous adjudications.

  • 9/28/22 - Harp Auditions: We will accept both pedal and lever harp auditions.

  • Each violin, viola, cello, and string bass audition has one (1) etude and two (2) excerpts. Each harp and piano audition has two (2) excerpts.

  • Students must play all audition materials in the order, selection, and tempo that they are presented.

  • Scales and sight-reading are required for violin, viola, cello, and string bass. There are no scales or sight-reading requirements for harp and piano.

Senior Orchestra Audition Materials

Please click on the links below to access the orchestra audition materials as a Google Doc downloadable document.

Senior Orchestra Audition Materials (Grades 10-12)

2022-2023 All State Orchestra Audition Materials Chart Form