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 ___________________

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