Placement audition videos allow directors to plan the ensembles for the next school year. All State members do not need to submit scales, 8th graders do not need to submit the etude unless you are trying for a chair in Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band I. Everyone should have been working on scales all year - and working on the posted etude for the past month. VIDEO AUDITION LINKS WERE DUE BY 3.26 AT MIDNIGHT FOR ALL CURRENT 9th/10th/11th GRADERS; DEADLINE FOR 8th GRADERS WAS THURSDAY 3.29 by MIDNIGHT. If you have any questions please email the Directors.
Common questions about the process:
Is there a time limit for scales? Yes, your 12 major scales plus arpeggios will be timed; they should be completed on the video in 2.5 minutes or less on the same video (do not pause the recording device). Remember to call each scale before you play it, and do not transpose scales (clarinets, your C is "C", not "concert Bb"). If you are confused about this, ask your director. If the video is turned off and back on during the scale portion of the video you will lose points. Do I have to submit everything on one video? That is what we prefer. If you pause between scales and the etude, we're OK with this. We're trying to avoid two seperate videos from every student.
The alternative to these videos are LIVE auditions, which in our opinion create more performance anxiety and less opportunity for most students - and dont allow for do-overs. FINALLY - read the instuctions posted in your Onenote in the content library. If you didnt get into your OneNote notebook, email us and we'll re-send the invite (arrives via school email). Submit your video early and take the pressure off. Good luck!!
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