Record your MP3 or M4A in this specific order ONLY and follow the specific tempos. Your audition will be judged on how closely you can follow directions! Record in one session and upload a single file containing these elements….
1. Vocal Range
Sing through your full vocal range (to either extreme end with good tone and sound) from low to high, chromatically, on the syllable “la.” You may play along quietly on piano as a guide, as long as it does not interfere with the clarity of your vocal quality on the recording.
2. Art Thou Troubled
Sing the excerpt of “Art Thou Troubled” in the original key or a transposed key comfortable to you and your preferred voice part. Art Thou Troubled sheet music excerpt found at: Music Piece
3. Own Choice Selection
Sing a selection of your choice of 30 seconds or less. Acceptable genres: classical, folk, musical theatre, jazz, sacred, or other Music Festival-appropriate repertoire (no pop or country, please!).
Honour Choir roster spots will first be filled with successful auditions. Following the audition selections, vacant roster spots will be filled with recommendations from teachers. Recommendations are usually prioritized by age (grade), and ensemble balance.
Please ensure that you have recorded all necessary materials by listening to your own recording.
These are anonymous auditions when presented to the selection committee DO NOT say your name or identify the performer in any way in the recording.
When you are ready to submit your audition on the SMEA website, make sure you have saved your file as: <FirstName><LastName><Instrument or Voice>.mp3 (ex: JaneSmithSoprano.mp3)
Online Application Form/MP3 or M4A file must be received no later than May 15, 2018 (pending launch of new SMEA website)