Chorus

 

The GSMST Chorus program has two performing ensembles led by director Mrs. Laurie C. Duke: Mixed Chorus and the Advanced Treble Chorus.  The Chorus program provides participating students with a range of musical experiences.

The GSMST Treble Chorus is the first auditioned ensemble of our Choral program and will consist of a select group of treble voices (soprano and alto).  Audition for this ensemble does not guarantee placement in the class.  Auditions are not required for the Mixed Chorus.  If you would like to audition for the Treble Chorus please complete the google form by April 7, 2017 to schedule your audition date and time:  https://goo.gl/forms/Ni6GhAULZcEj37wp2

*Rising Freshmen auditions will take place Saturday April 22, 2017. A specific audition schedule will be sent out no later than April 14, 2017. 

*GSMST students not currently in Chorus will be scheduled for auditions after school April 18 & 19.  Check your GSMST email for specifics. 

*GSMST Chorus students will audition in class on April 21. 

 

Audition Requirements:

1.         Scale: Sing up and down a Major Scale (Starting Pitch: Soprano F4; Alto C4)

2.         Solo ‐ The Ash Grove: The solo is to be performed A Capella (the starting pitch for the solo will be given). 

PDF copies of this solo and rehearsal tracks are available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7tEQRKQuqhueFd1dTFya25wYTA?usp=sharing

The practice track tempo is at 92 bmp. This is only a suggested tempo for practice purposes and not required the day of auditions.

 

3.         Sight Reading: Students will attempt a single four measure sight singing example after establishing tonality and two minutes of vocalized study.  Students may use the sight reading method of their choice (solfege, numbers, etc.)