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. 15||4:30 – 8:30 PM||Live Auditions||South Salem HS|
|Wed. Jan. 30||3:45 – 6:00 PM||Prep Rehearsal||South Salem HS|
|Wed. Feb. 6 ||3:45 – 6:00 PM||Prep Rehearsal||South Salem HS|
|Wed. Feb. 13||3:45 – 6:00 PM ||Prep Rehearsal||South Salem HS |
|Wed. Feb. 20||3:45 – 6:00 PM ||Prep Rehearsal||South Salem HS|
|Thurs. Feb. 21 ||6:00 – 9:00 PM|| w/ Clinician||North Salem HS|
|Fri. Feb. 22||8:00 – 3:00 PM|| w/ Clinician||North Salem HS|
|Sat. Feb. 23||9:00 – 3:00 PM||Dress Rehearsal||North Salem HS|
|Sat. Feb. 23||7:00 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 Accompaniment Track (START IT AT 4:00)
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.
The first choir concert of the year will be held on Wednesday, October 17th at 7 pm here in our auditorium! Come and support your singers as they showcase their efforts.
Cost is $5/individual or $20/family.
For those singers who are interested, the award-winning vocal jazz group Framework announces auditions for the 2018 school year. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 22 from 2:30 until finished.
The audition will consist of:
- Solo Song – “Almost Like Being in Love”. Participants are encouraged to use the link provided as well as any other sources to get an idea of appropriate jazz tone and style. Improvisation is encouraged.
- Ensemble Song – “And So It Goes”. This is a piece that Framework is currently singing and participants are asked to memorize measures 21-32 of any part they wish to audition for and be prepared to sing their parts in various combinations of current members and auditioners.
Solos will be done first and then the ensemble singing.
You are welcome to ask the current members of the group to help you as you prepare.
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.
Please visit www.scchorus.net for more information and an application.
Two great holiday performances coming up next week:
- Concert at the Capitol – Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 11:30 – 12:30
- Annual Holiday Choral Concert – Wednesday, Dec. 13th. The performance takes place at Morningstar Community Church and will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $5/person or $20/family. Doors open at 6:30.