Virtual Senior Audition Requirements

Results are now available in the Registration Portal

Cutoff Scores

Here are a few notes about how the scores look:

1.  On the vocal forms, the judges used the “Sight-reading” tab to evaluate vocal scales.
2.  For Instrumental and Strings, all sight-reading values were scored “0-Not Attempted”  Sight reading was not required this year.
3.  For any instrument that required a Db scale, it is indicated as C Major.  The option for Db was inadvertently missing from the score forms.
4.  For Jazz, Improvisation values were scored “0-Not Attempted”.  Improvisation was not required this year.
5. For Jazz, The modal scale was awarded 5 for all students, since it was not required.


Video Submission Deadline: November 20, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Due to a system change in the database, the student’s performance video URL is required when registering a new student. If you have an existing student registered already, you can still go in and add the URL when you have it.

With that being said, the deadline for submission is Friday, November 20 at 11:59pm. We cannot accept any new submissions after that time.

To register your student, please follow the instructions below:

Virtual Audition Procedures

  • There are no Vocal or Instrumental limits for this year only.
  • NEW – Students will be required to record and submit an UNEDITED video of themselves performing a predetermined length of the required piece and required scales. All Video Submissions must be submitted as Unlisted YouTube links or a Google Drive link.
  • Details about individual audition pieces as well as how much of an excerpt is required, can be found below on the senior audition list.
  • All video files must be saved in the following format (please note variations depending on instrument group):
    • schoolcode_lastname_firstname_instrument (no spaces)
      • 476a_Collins_John_TenorSax
      • 476a_Collins_John_JazzTenor
      • 476a_Collins_John_VocalTenor
  • At the start of the recording, students should state their name and instrument. Students shall at no time mention their school name or wear school-identifying clothing during the audition video. 
  • Students may use whatever video recording device they have available to record their audition (Smartphone, laptop, Chromebook, DSLR Camera, etc)
  • All requirements and regulations for auditions are listed on the District Web Site in the Handbook for directors to be printed out for students.
  • Vocalists must sing along with the appropriate minus-one recording audibly playing in the background of their video. (For example, Sopranos shall use the ATB recording, Altos shall use the STB recording, etc). A cappella auditions and headphones will not be allowed. 

Fees:

  • The Audition Fee per audition will be $15.  All payments should come from the school/director only in one mailing.  Students may give their audition payment to their director and all checks should be mailed at once or paid by one check.  Checks should be made out to: Southeastern District – MMEA and mailed to:
    • PETER H. GLASS, TREASURER
      SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT, MMEA
      260 WALNUT STREET
      BRIDGEWATER, MA 02324
  • Or you may pay via Credit Card at Paypal (link coming soon)

Scales

  • All Instrumentalists will be required to perform 2 scales and a chromatic scale. Please visit the All-State page for scale information. Students must play the required scales, as indicated on the Audition List.
  • NEW Vocalists, in addition to the required piece, must perform a vocal scale, in accordance with MMEA guidelines. Vocalists are allowed to play only the starting pitch of their respective scale before singing it. The scale must be sung a cappella on an open vowel such as “ah” or solfege. 
  • Minor Scales are not required.

Percussion Requirements

There is NO Multi-Percussion requirement this year.

Snare Drum Rudiments

Students may choose any 2 rudiments that adequately demonstrate their ability.

  • 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
  • Single and double paradiddles
  • Ruff
  • Triple ratamacue
  • Flamacue

Adjudication Timeline

All auditions will be scored appropriately, and results will be available in the auditions portal on December 4.


Required Audition Pieces

Vocal Tracks – The Nightingale

SATB –

Sopranos:
ATB –

Altos:
STB –

Tenors:
SAB –

Basses:
SAT –


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