2013 All-State audition results have been mailed to sponsoring teachers!
Each vocal student will perform an audition consisting of a solo, sight-reading, vocal range check and tonal memory. The rubric used by judges is posted below.
Students will prepare an art song of the type and quality which would be suitable for recital or contest performance. The song must be sung from memory. The art song chosen should aid the singer in demonstrating fundamentally good singing technique, proper choral tone, musicianship, as well as showcase the range of the section being auditioned for. A solo in a popular or operatic style should be avoided. Judges are looking for a healthy, free tone that will blend with other singers. Performers should provide their own piano accompanist (no taped accompaniments or electronic pianos).
Two original copies of the solo are required. One must be provided to the judge, and the other to the accompanist. Any student who auditions with anything other than originals will be disqualified from All-State selection, unless written proof is provided to MMEA that the selection is out-of-print or on order (piano scores are permitted).
Each student will be given a reasonable amount of time to study the exercise before beginning. The judge will give the starting note for each exercise. The judge will not set the tempo or assist the student with rhythm, pitch, dynamics, or style. These are all part of the sight-reading evaluation.
VOICE RANGE CHECKTONAL MEMORY
The judge will play a short pattern on the piano which the students will be asked to sing on "la." The judge will play each pattern twice. The exercise will be repeated using a second pattern.