1) Alma del Coré and the scale must be unaccompanied.
2) Choose an art song or aria for the solo. Singers will incur a score reduction for selections chosen from any other musical genre.
Vocal All-State Audition Components
The 2016 Audition fee is $20, the deadline is March 18, 2016.
Eligibility requirements are on the All-State Policies page, including grade level, enrollment in school ensemble, and maximum number of students.
Changes for 2015
1. Student sings an art song or aria accompanied.
Sing an accompanied solo selection that highlights voice quality and ability.
See Alma del Coré page for downloadable files.
Sing Alma del Coré at a moderate tempo, UNACCOMPANIED, in the key corresponding with the student’s voice type. The teacher may provide the tonic chord and starting pitch.
MacPhail Center for Music has generously provided video tutorials for Soprano I and Soprano II, Alma del Coré.
3. Student sings scale unaccompanied.
Scales are posted on the Choir Scale page.
Sing scale, unaccompanied, in the key corresponding with the student's voice type. The student may use numbers, solfége, or a neutral syllable. Humming is not permitted. The teacher may provide the starting pitch.
Sponsoring teachers must be in the room when the recording is made. All students and sponsoring teachers are responsible for adhering to the MMEA digital ethics policy. The policy is attached below, and on the All-State Auditions main page.
Updated eligibility requirements are on the All-State Policies page. Read details on music ensemble participation. Other requirements remain the same.