Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Raptor Choral Program!!! The mission of the choral program is to foster an active and supportive singing community that strives for musical excellence through personal and group ownership.

There are two auditioned choirs available to freshmen and new students: Bella Voce and Concert Choir.

Bella Voce (Italian for "beautiful voice") is a select women's choir at Silver Creek that focuses on strengthening knowledge of ensemble singing and performance, music reading, ear training, and musicality. Currently at 46 members, this ensemble rehearses every other day and is open to all grades through audition. Bella Voce strives to promote high levels of artistry while building a close community of singers. Bella Voce recognizes the power of ensemble singing and is committed to promoting choral music to Silver Creek and the surrounding community.

Concert Choir is a select mixed choir (men and women) that focuses on strengthening knowledge of ensemble singing and performance, music reading, ear training, and musicality. Currently at 48 members, this ensemble rehearses every other day and is open to all grades through audition. Concert Choir strives to promote high levels of artistry while building a close community of singers. Concert Choir recognizes the power of ensemble singing and is committed to promoting choral music to Silver Creek and the surrounding community.


Below are the Audition Requirements and Audition Dates
Audition dates at Altona and Westview to be determined.

Auditions at Silver Creek will be from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 & Wednesday, May 23. Please email Mr. Skelton at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org to request a 10 minute audition slot...please send a couple of times to choose from. Mr. Skelton will then put you in the schedule and email you a confirmation.

The audition will consist of:
  1. Sing an ascending and descending Major Scale using solfege syllables (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do) or numbers.
  2. Sing an ascending and descending Harmonic Minor Scale using solfege syllables (Do, Re, Me, Fa, Sol, Le, Ti, Do) or numbers
  3. Sing America (My Country 'tis of Thee) without accompaniment.
    1. Soprano and Tenor will be in the key of G
    2. Alto and Bass will be in the key of C
      1. TEXT: My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountain side, let freedom ring.
  4. Melodic Sight Singing...here is a description of what to expect and some practice examples:
  5. Rhythmic Sight Reading. Clapping is ok for maintaining the pulse, but the rhythm needs to be vocalized either using counts or a neutral syllable...here is a description of what to expect and some practice examples:
  6. Vocalization to determine range




Scale Practice:

Major Scale = Do re mi fa sol la ti Do

DRONE PRACTICE: Major Scale and Major Triad -- good for keeping DO in your ear and tuning every pitch in the scale to DO -- RE & TI will clash the most with DO


Harmonic Minor Scale = Do re me fa sol le ti Do

DRONE PRACTICE: Harmonic Minor Scale and Minor Triad


Virtual Piano -- good for independence...it's just a keyboard...start by playing a starting note and while you sing the scale, play the octave to make sure your scale went high enough, continue down the scale and play the initial note at the end to make sure you returned to the same starting point. Below is a guide if you'd like to know the exact notes in the scales of B-flat, B, C, D-flat, D, & E-flat.