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2011 Festival Audition Information

Massachusetts 2011 All-State Auditions
Location: Shrewsbury HS 
 (Directions)
Date: January 29, 2011,

Snow Date:  February 5, 201
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  Massachusetts 2011 All-State
Vocal Audition Piece
Music, When Soft Voices Die, Parry, edited by John Fowler, Choral Domain Library
 
Recordings of Music, When Soft Voices Die:
Note:
Basses sing the baritone notes in the penultimate measure,
and sing the low E up an octave in the last measure .

SATB, ATB, SAT, SAB, STB

 

Massachusetts 2011 All-State Audition List for
Winds, Strings, Percussion, Jazz Winds, and Jazz Rhythm
 

Updated Jazz Information

New Information - 11/15/10: 
All Jazz applicants will be required to improvise as indicated in the list of prepared pieces.

Required scales: Use the same scales, same tempo, range and articulation as Wind and Percussion requirements: chromatic scale, one major scale and its relative harmonic minor scale using keys up to 4 sharps and 4 flats.
o  All saxes, trombones, and trumpets: same as winds
o  Vibes: same as xylophone
o  Piano: same as xylophone but simultaneously in both left and right hand
o  Guitar: same as xylophone (read 8vb)
o  Bass: same as xylophone, but 8vb, in bass clef, pizzicato
o  Drums: no required scales

Jazz Drums:
All drummers will be asked to play three (3) sixteen (16) bar phrases as follows:
16 bars or time at the appropriate tempo, in the appropriate style, 32 bars of "trading 4's", divided as 4 bars of time, 4 bars of solo. They will do this in all four of the following styles at the given tempo:
o  Shuffle at quarter = 152
o  Bossa Nova at quarter = 136
o  Contemporary straight 88th (fusion/funk, etc) at quarter = 100
o  Jazz Waltz at quarter = 144

SCALE SHEETS

For future reference, Scale Sheets are available below in PDF format:
Flute | Oboe | Bassoon | Bb Clarinet | Bass Clarinet | Alto Sax | Tenor Sax | Baritone Sax
French Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Baritone HornTC | EuphoniumBC | Tuba
Marimba | Orchestra Bells | Xylophone | Violin | Viola | Cello | String Bass