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Riesland Scholarship

The Salem Community Chorus is seeking applicants for our annual scholarship, in the amount of $750. The Riesland Scholarship is awarded each school year to a high school student in the Mid-Willamette Valley. The grant helps fund vocal instruction during the student’s senior year with a voice teacher of their choice. 

We appreciate how stressful the college application process can be, and hope that by providing vocal lessons we can help a student better prepare for auditions for college scholarships.

I’ve attached a copy of the application, for your convenience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me, or go to our website, 

www.scchorus.net for additional information.

Willamette Home Tour Concert

Details for our performance with Willamette tomorrow:

1) arrive at 6 pm in FAW 157 – it’s in Smith Music Building, on the left of Rodgers where we’ll be singing.
2) concert attire including choir robe
3) bring music “I Sing Because I’m Happy” and black folder
4) at 6:20 we will go over to Rodgers Hall and run through “I Sing” with Willamette.

Order of the concert will be:

  • Willamette Singers
  • Silverton High School
  • Sprague High School
  • Willamette Chamber Choir

The concert should be over by 9 or so – it is expected that we will stay for the entire program. Our portion of the program will consist of:

  • La Battaglia
  • British Grenadiers
  • Meine Seele
  • One Sweet Little Baby

Looking forward to performing with you!
Dr. Brown

All City Choir Participants!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for the All City Choir – I am proud of every one of you! Special recognition to those who were selected for the choir:

Aiben Hirschfelder Alternate Bass 2
Joseph Bird Alternate Tenor 1
Sarah Linder Alto 2
Branden DeLange Bass 2
James Nelson Bass 2
Griffon Singleton Bass 2
Natalie Koletar Soprano 1
Emma Tiffany Soprano 1
Ayiesha Chang Soprano 2
Shion Cook Soprano 2
Benjamin Whitson Tenor 2

All-City Honor Choir

All-City Honor Choir Auditions are January 15, 2019 at South Salem HS.   The audition is FREE and students that are accepted into the group will then pay a $20 fee to participate. CLICK HERE to register to audition.  Registration will close January 8th.  We will accept walk ups but they will not be guaranteed an audition time.

If selected, you must commit to the following schedule:

Tues. Jan. 154:30 – 8:30 PMLive AuditionsSouth Salem HS
Wed. Jan. 303:45 – 6:00 PMPrep RehearsalSouth Salem HS
Wed.  Feb. 6      3:45 – 6:00 PMPrep RehearsalSouth Salem HS
Wed.  Feb. 133:45 – 6:00 PM                  Prep RehearsalSouth Salem HS                     
Wed. Feb. 203:45 – 6:00 PM                       Prep RehearsalSouth Salem HS
Thurs. Feb.  21                        6:00 – 9:00 PM w/ ClinicianNorth Salem HS
Fri. Feb.  228:00 – 3:00 PM w/ ClinicianNorth Salem HS
Sat. Feb. 239:00 – 3:00 PMDress RehearsalNorth Salem HS
Sat. Feb. 237:00 PM (6:00   CALL)Performance                                 North Salem HS                       

Leading up to the audition, we will hold a number of audition workshops to prepare for the audition.  Below you will find the audition materials listed in steps:

Step 1: Scales – Auditioners will sing a low scale and a high scale. CLICK HERE for the list of scales for each voice part

Step 2: Prepared Excerpt – Auditioners will prepare m. 83-120 of “Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina,” by, G.B. Martini. Below you will find a link to the sheet music for this excerpt and the accompaniment track that will be used in the audition (start the track at 4:00 to have the same lead in that will be played in the audition)

Audition Day Instructions

Audition Times

Audition Scales

Audition Excerpt 

Audition Accompaniment Track (START IT AT 4)

Past Sight Reading Examples

Step 3: Sight-Reading – Auditioners will sight-read a 4 measure exercise, in major tonality and given 20 seconds of practice time before singing it for a score.