Regional Auditions and Solo and Ensemble Participants

To see the list of the students who signed up for Regional Auditions and Solo and Ensemble Festival, click here:

  Solo_and_Ensemble_Festival_Regional_Auditions_Participants.pdf (257.8 KiB)

Students listed as “Ensemble Singers” may be assigned to more or fewer groups, as needed to produce a great performance.   We will settle the personnel in each of the ensembles over the next few weeks.  We’ll also establish the repertoire for each group.

Thanks for a great sign-up, with hardly any arm-twisting from your directors!

Regional Audition and Solo and Ensemble Registration

Wednesday is the due date for you to turn in your registration form to your director.  If you want to participate in Regional Auditions, or if you want to play or sing for Solo and Ensemble Festival, download this form, complete it, and turn it in to your director by Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.  Note: parents need to sign this! Note: the form is no longer available because the deadline has passed.

  • Vocalists: Cantamus, directed by Dr. Wolfe
  • Strings: Varsity Strings, directed by Mrs. Wilkison
  • Winds: TPA Winds, directed by Ms. Hanson

Regional Auditions / Solo & Ensemble Festival

Registration Form

Student Name______________________________________ High School Grade _____________

Phone: __________________ Alternate phone:______________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________

Participation fee ($10 each student)

Participation fee ($10 each student) $ 10_

Regional auditions ($15 each audition): Choir _____ Orchestra ______ Band_______ $_____

(If auditioning for more than one, please indicate your preference in the event that youthat you get into more than one.)

A student auditions for Regional:

  • A student auditions for Regional Band Winds or and percussion by performing designated three major scales, chosen from any key. Woodwind and brass performers must play chromatic scales. Scales are to be memorized. The rhythms in which the scales are to be performed, the tempo, the articulation, and the range are indicated in the AMEA Regional Handbook. Sight reading also is a required portion of the audition.
  • Orchestra Strings by performing (1) 3 memorized scales and arpeggios chosen by a judge from any major and melodic minor key, (2) selected etudes (which are available from Mrs. Wilkison), and (3) 2 or 3 short sight-reading sections (there is no solo requirement). Scales and arpeggios are to be memorized. The rhythms in which the scales are to be performed, the tempo, the articulation, and the range are indicated in the AMEA Regional Handbook.
  • A student auditions for Regional Choir by performing (1) sight reading three single lines of music (5 8 measures each), (2) sight reading one block and contrapuntal exercise of 25 16 measures long, and (3) a 2 minute solo (memorization is recommended byut not required; memorization is required for All-State Auditions) with a piano accompanist and an original copy of the solo music (not a photo copy) provided to the adjudicator. The choir director must approve the solo. Students are responsible for providing their own accompanist.
    • Mrs. Rebecca Joslin is available to accompany for $30 per solo piece.

Check here [ ] if you would like Mrs. Joslin to accompany (includes two practice sessions). $_____

Solo & Ensemble Festival ($10 each solo, $5 each ensemble):

  • Students perform a solo or ensemble piece (7 minutes maximum) for a judge and receive adjudication remarks and a medal, based upon the judge’s rating of their performance. Students are responsible for providing their own accompanist and must provide an original copy (not a photo copy) of music to the adjudicator.

Instrumental Solo (instrument) _________________________ Accompanist _________________ $_____

Vocal Solo (soprano, alto, tenor, or bass)__________________ Accompanist _________________ $_____

    • Mrs. Rebecca Joslin is available to accompany for $30 per solo piece.

Check here [ ] if you would like Mrs. Joslin to accompany (includes two practice sessions). $_____

Description of ensemble/ ensemble name (string duo, vocal girls quartet, etc.): _________________ $_____

Number of performers: ____________ Accompanist Name:_______________________________

Description of ensemble/ ensemble name (string duo, vocal girls quartet, etc.): _________________ $_____

Number of performers: ____________ Accompanist Name:_______________________________

Description of ensemble/ ensemble name (string duo, vocal girls quartet, etc.): _________________ $_____

Number of performers: ____________ Accompanist Name:_______________________________

Deadlines and schedule:

· November 10, 2010, Wednesday: Please complete and return registration form below and fee to student’s director, checks payable to TPA, Memo: “AMEA Music Festival”

· January 20, 2011, Thursday: Chamber Recital at TPA—TPA students perform solos and small ensembles for the public in preparation for the AMEA regional auditions.

· January 28, 2011, Saturday: Regional Auditions & Solo and Ensemble Festival, Mountain Ridge HS, 22800 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85310 (bus will be provided)

· February 18-19, Fri. & Sat: Regional Festival of Performance, McClintock HS, 1830 E. Del Rio Dr., Tempe, AZ, 85282

My child has my permission to participate in the Solo & Ensemble Festival / Regional Auditions in January 2011 and Iand I agree to pay the fees.

TOTAL FEES $_____

[ ] Attached is my check

[ ] Add this amount to my student’s account

Parent Name (please print) ________________________________________

Parent Signature_______________________________________ Date ___________________

Combined Rehearsals for Music Classes

Thanks to our wonderful faculty, I’ve been able to arrange a schedule for combined rehearsals during the school day.  All combined rehearsals take place in Room 301, the Zelman Center.  Find your section and look at your schedule:

10th Grade

  • 11/9/10  –   Period 1
  • 11/12/10 – Period 2
  • 11/16/10 – Period 5
  • 11/19/10 – Period 5
  • 11/22/10 – Period 6
  • 10a 11/9/10  –  Period 2 go to Algebra in Room 302
  • 10a 11/16/10 – Period 2 go to Physics in Room 506
  • 10a 11/19/10 – Period 2 go to Physics in Room 506
  • 10b 11/12/10 – Period 1 go to Physics in Room 302
  • 10b 11/16/10 – Period 1 go to Algebra in Room 301
  • 10b 11/19/10 – Period 1 go to Algebra in Room 301
  • Mrs. Stoyanoff’s 6th period class goes to Room 505 for period 2 on 11/16/10 and 11/19/10

11th Grade

  • 11/9/10 –    Period 3
  • 11/12/10 – Period 4
  • 11/16/10 – Period 6
  • 11/19/10 – Period 5
  • 11/22/10 – Period 6

All students (including Varsity Strings and Cantamus) – Monday, November 29, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at EdOptions. This will be our only tech rehearsal.  Every student is required for to be there for every minute of this rehearsal.

The performance is Wednesday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. Cast call is 6:00 p.m. for all performers.  Performance attire required.

For more detail, see TPA online calendar and click on the event.

To download a sortable, Word document in table form of the in-class rehearsals, click here:

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11/9/10

1

11/12/10

2

11/16/10

5

11/19/10

5c

11/22/10

6c

Hallelujah Chorus Parts

Find your part and sing along.  The tempo is not bad.

Note: There’s no substitute for reading your score as you sing!

Soprano

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkf3viGtlNc&feature=related[/youtube]

Alto

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeQEZUtMUeY[/youtube]

Tenor

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhoTc3bfp1k&feature=related[/youtube]

Bass

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJWC9TQXUhs&feature=related[/youtube]

Thanks to Annie for sending me this link.

What a Beautiful Evening!

The Cantamus Luau was a lovely, elegant evening!  The printed program captures only a small part of the magic of the evening.  Our wonderful parents and students really pulled off a fine event.  From the beautiful food and decor, to the delightful music and dance, it was quite an evening!

We had a head count of 153 people at the food portion of the luau — about twice as many as I anticipated.  Yet, we seemed to have plenty of delicious food for everyone.

This was a fund-raising event!  Thanks to the generosity of our parent committee and guests, we raised $1,683!

Congratulations to all!

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Luau Rehearsals

Wow!  Cantamus members did such a great job singing the National Anthem at Homecoming!  You learned this arrangement in only one day!

Here’s the rehearsal schedule for this week. We have a luau to get ready!

Ahay Tuburan – Wednesday lunch; Thursday lunch

Ahe Lau Makani – Tuesday lunch; Wednesday 7:30am

All of Cantamus (Aloha Oe, Hukilau, Two Filipino Folk Songs) – Tuesday morning, with run-through of whole program Thursday morning

Be sure you bring your Hawaiian shirts Tuesday morning.  I’d like to take a publicity photo, if possible, during rehearsal.

Cast call is 4pm on Saturday.  We’ll have time to run our program perhaps one more time.

Cantamus to Sing at Homecoming!

Cantamus is scheduled to sing the national anthem at the varsity football  Homecoming Game, Friday night!  We will sing at the stroke of 7pm or a little before.  Call is at 6pm.  Game is at Canyon State Academy.  Go to the school calendar and click on the event on October 22 for more information.

The school is at least 30 minutes from TPA without traffic, so plan to leave well before 6pm.

Download your print copy and audio files of the version we’ll be singing here.  You’ll need your password to access them.

Luau plans, uniforms

Plans are coming together for the luau musical program.  Here it is:

  • Ahay Tuburan Soloists: AAT: Peter H., Ben; Katie C.; Jenna, Shannon
  • Two Filipino Folk Songs All Girls singing; boys with mouth percussion-type beat boxing
  • Ahe Lau Makani Soloists: tenor and alto: Kyle, Lukas, Adam; Anna, Rosalie, Julie, Megan
  • Hawaiian Wedding Song Dr. and Mrs. Wolfe (this is an optional song)
  • Hukilau All Boys singing; girls, as many as wish, dancing Hukilau Hula
  • Aloha ‘Oe Everyone on chorus; verse solos by Melanie, Gabrielle and Annie O.

Costumes for the performance are Hawaiian, of course.  Girls: Hawaiian dresses, grass skirts (can be made or purchased).  Boys: Hawaiian shirts plus khaki trousers (like your uniform trousers).  These items can be found at the Dollar Store or at a second-hand clothing store like Good Will or Gracie’s.  Work on this over the break and bring your costume to the first rehearsal after break.

Students who are new to Cantamus must be fitted for their uniforms.  Come Thursday, October 7 at 7:45 a.m. so Mrs. Wolfe can fit you and order your uniform.  Cost to boys is expected to be under $40; cost to girls is expected to be under $70.  We will use these uniforms for all performances after the luau.  Families who need assistance in making these purchases, please contact Dr. Wolfe.

The first rehearsal after the break is Thursday, October 21, 7am for all of Cantamus.   That’s exactly nine days before the luau, so everyone be there on time!

Men rehearse Thursday morning, bright and early!

Cantamus Luau Helpers

THANK YOU to the following parents who have offered to be the COORDINATORS for the Luau!

  • MENU – Karin Moffitt
  • FOOD Presentation – Kim Ehmann
  • SET- UP – Carmina Giandiletti
  • CLEAN-UP – Doug Drury
  • PUBLICITY – Karin Moffitt

Now we need LOTS of food, and helpers, both students and parents, so please go to the survey and indicate where you can help. You can UPDATE your answers by clicking on your name. Thank you!