All State Audition Requirements:
Auditions are in person at a designated location on a Friday late afternoon or Saturday morning in October.

1. Sing Major, Harmonic Minor, and Melodic Minor Scales
2. Sing Major, Minor, Augmented, and Diminished Triads
3. 2 Melodic Sight Reading
4. Rhythmic Sight Reading
5. Intervals (3 sung and 2 identification)
6. Solo Song
  • All State Solo Song is chosen by the director and student and must be an art song or aria no more than 3 minutes. You must have a piano accompanist.

Check out Audition Procedures & Requirements for more information.

Below are practice resources for you and here is a useful packet of info and exercises to help you be prepared and successful in your All State Audition!!


District Honor Choir/Chamber Singers Audition Requirements:
Auditions are recorded at Silver Creek either during class time or after school in November, before Thanksgiving break.

1. Sing Major, Harmonic Minor, and Melodic Minor Scales
2. Sing Major, Minor, Augmented, and Diminished Triads
3. 1 Melodic Sight Reading
4. 1 Rhythmic Sight Reading
5. Intervals (3 sung and 2 identification)
6. Solo Song
  • St. Vrain Honor Choir solo song is Like as a Father, to be sung without accompaniment in a classical style.


SCALES AND TRIADS

Major Scale
Do re mi fa sol la ti Do ti la sol fa mi re Do

Harmonic Minor Scale
Do re me fa sol le ti Do ti le sol fa me re Do
(La based minor = La ti do re mi fa si La)

Melodic Minor Scale
Do re me fa sol la ti Do te le sol fa me re Do

Major Triad
Do mi sol mi Do

Minor Triad
Do me sol me Do

Diminished Triad
Do me se me Do

Augmented Triad
Do mi si mi Do


SIGHT READING EXAMPLES




TO FIND "DO" --- Flat keys (last flat is "Fa"), Sharp keys (last sharp is "Ti"), No Sharps or Flats (C is "Do")



Interval Ear Training at teoria.com
Interval Ear Training at musictheory.net

Select ascending Major and Perfect intervals or descending Minor and Perfect intervals
Ascending:
  • Do - re = M2
  • Do - mi = M3
  • Do - fa = P4 (could also think ascending sol - Do)
  • Do - sol = P5
  • Do - la = M6
  • Do - ti = M7
  • Do - Do = P8 (octave)


Descending:
  • Do - ti = m2
  • Do - la = m3 (could also think descending sol - mi)
  • Do - sol = P4
  • Do - fa = P5 (could also think descending sol - Do)
  • Do - mi = m6 (could also think descending sol - ti, hearing the resolution to Do in your head)
  • Do - re = m7 (helpful to sing the octave in your head and go up to re (like the exercises we did in class)
  • Do - Do = P8