Music - Rising 7th Grade

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Vocal Audition

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    All vocal auditions will be sung with voice alone - no CD or live accompaniment is allowed. Music for the audition can be viewed or downloaded by visiting www.tuscaloosacityschools.com and following the link for Alberta auditions. (5-8 minutes)

    At the audition, students will complete the following tasks:
    1. Sing “America” by memory
    2. Sing a song of their choice by memory that demonstrates their highest level of ability. 90 seconds or less and an accompanist or recorded music is not permitted.
    3. Respond to questions about note recognition for their own clef, note and rest values, and musical symbols.
    4. Echo a phrase of music played or sung by the instructor

    Students will be evaluated on pitch accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, expression, and confidence in performance.

Strings Audition

  • Students may audition with the following orchestral string instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass. Students will need to bring their own instrument for string auditions. However, a string bass will be provided.  (5-8 Minutes)

    At the audition, students will complete the following tasks:
    1. Perform 2 major scales of the applicant’s choice, one or two octaves.
    2. Perform the prepared work for their grade and instrument demonstrating their highest level of ability.
    3. Respond to questions about note recognition for their own clef, note and rest values, and musical symbols.
    4. Sight - read a line of music or echo a phrase played by the instructor.


    Students will be evaluated on pitch accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, expression, and confidence in performance.

Band Audition

  • Students may audition on the following concert band instruments:

    • Flute
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone
    • Trumpet
    • French Horn
    • Trombone
    • Baritone
    • Tuba
    • Percussion

     

    Students will need to bring their own instrument for band audition. NOTE: Percussion - A xylophone and snare drum will be provided but you must bring your own sticks and mallets. Students should not bring a drum set.

    At the audition, students will complete the following tasks:
    1. Perform Bb major scale with arpeggio one octave.
    2. Perform the prepared work for their grade and instrument demonstrating their highest level of ability.
    3. Respond to questions about music symbols and note recognition for their own clef.


    Downloadable Music

    Students will be evaluated on pitch accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, expression, and confidence in performance.