For all information about schedules, concerts, etc. please visit: https://ilmea.org/student-director-info
Location: SIUC - Shyrock Auditorium
Concert Time: 3:00 PM
Please see the informational flyer below for schedule details
Students will take the bus from Smiley with the selected band students. Please meet in the Band room. Parents are allowed to pick your student up from the concert to drive home - please sign off on the permission slip!
ILMEA WEBSITE: http://ilmea.org/
AUDITIONS: Monday, October 14th@ Mascouta High School
DISTRICT CHORUS FESTIVAL: Saturday, November 2nd @ SIUC
DISTRICT JAZZ FESTIVAL: Saturday, November 9th @ Belleville East High School
Click the link below to access all of the Chorus resources on the ILMEA website:
This is everything you will need to know for the senior chorus audition.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!
One of the two District songs will be chosen with very little notice (so learn them all) :
Jenny by Ryan Kerr & Nick Myers
Kyrie Eleison by Haydn, arr. Charles C. Hirt
The district selected excerpt for the 2019 ILMEA Senior Chorus audition is:
Will be announced on the day of the audition.
Click below to access pdf copies of the District and State selections. You must use your OTHS login to access the files.
*DO NOT PRINT OR COPY MUSIC
Follow the link below to access practice tracks for all selections and the tonal skills. You will need your OTHS login info to access these files.
TONAL SKILLS AUDITON PRACTICE TRACKS: This is the exact same way you will be given the starting pitch for your scales, triads, and sightreading.
SIGHTREADING PRACTICE: Sight reading examples from previous years.
Click the link below to acces all of the resources on the ILMEA Vocal Jazz website:
Bli Blip Arr. Darmon Meader
Hello Young Lovers Arr. by Steve Zegree
Summertime Arr. Derek Fawcett
Mad Heaven by Rosana Eckert
Vocal Jazz AUDITION PROCESS
1. Blues and Chromatic Scale
2. Prepared selection 1 (Bli Blip)
3. Prepared selection 2 (Hello, Young Lovers)
4. Sight Reading
5. Vocal Improvisation
The possible sections from Bli Blip are:
A) measures 26-41
B) m. 78-101*
C) m. 116-133
The possible sections from Hello, Young Lovers are:
A) Sop/Alto m. 1-16 ; Ten/Bass m. 5-16*
B) m. 49 - 60*
C) m. 61- End
*all sections with a preceding pick up, include the pick up
See Ms. Whitaker in the Smiley Choir Office if you are interested in signing up for this opportunity!