Choir Audition Information
INCOMING SOPHOMORES DO NOT AUDITION. Sophomore women should sign up for B5 Women's Chorus and sophomore men should sign up for A1 Men's Chorus. Students not currently in choir classes at AFHS should see Mrs. Warby before school for a FLEX stamp to come in and audition during FLEX on a B Day from February 12-23, 2018. Mrs. Warby is not available to do auditions during lunch or after school due to the therapy appointments for her son's autism. She is only at AFHS for the first three class periods of the day.
Students should be prepared to sing 16 bars of any song a cappella. They will then sing scales to test range, listen to scales and modes played and then sing them back a cappella, and sight sing (preferably using solfeggio i.e. do, re, mi). Students will then be placed in the choir most suited to not only their musicianship, but to their vocal and social maturity. Due to classroom space, sophomores may not be in A Cappella Choir or Chamber Choir.
If you want sight singing melodies to practice, click here.
Call back auditions for Chamber Choir are scheduled for Monday February 26, 2018 from 1:30-4:00 p.m. If a student makes it to call backs he or she has proven to be a good enough musician to be in the group. At call backs the director is listening for vocal maturity, the speed at which students learn music, and how well a student's voice blends with other students at the call back audition. Due to state regulations only 32 singers are permitted in Chamber Singers. Please note that students in Chamber Singers are required to go on tour and are committing to earning the money to go either through fund raisers or on their own. All other choirs have the option of going on tour, but are not required to do so.
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