Audition Requirements

Scales and Sight-Reading

Junior Audition Times

Vocal Sight Reading:

  • Vocal Sight-reading will be in the key of the piece.
    • This year that key is E Major.
    • The tenor sight-reading with stay in the range of the piece and will include a descending diatonic pattern from the upper ‘DO’ using do, ti , la and so to stay within the voice range.
    • Soprano, Alto and Bass will follow the guidelines below:
  • Will start and end on the tonic
  • Will include the first 5 pitches of the diatonic scale (do, re, mi, fa, so) as they fit the range of the voice part
  • Will be step wise motion
  • Will include half, quarter and eighth note rhythms.
  • Bass sight-reading is in bass clef

Winds/Strings/Percussion Scale Requirements:

  • Click here for scale sheets 
  • Students are reminded that required scale ranges are only valued as 1 point on the adjudication forms.
    • Trombone and baritone horn: The G scale will be accepted as 1 or 2 octave.
Percussion Requirements:
  • All Junior percussionists will be asked to demonstrate their playing ability on the following percussion instruments (Bass Drum, Cymbals, Triangle and Tambourine).
  • They must prepare the “Junior Multi-Percussion Audition” selection.

Snare Drum
Students should bring their own sticks and drum

  • Moderately closed roll with dynamics (ff > pp and pp < ff)
  • 5 and 9 stroke rolls alternating
  • 7 stroke roll, left hand
  • Flam accents 1 and 2 (flam taps)
  • Single and double paradiddles
  • Flam parradiddle


Students should bring their own mallets

  • Single stroke roll with dynamica (ff > pp and pp < ff)
  • Tuning timpani to required pitches

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