O'Fallon Township High School Choral Program 2019-2020
O'Fallon Township High School Choral Program2019-2020

ILMEA Information

ILMEA WEBSITE: http://ilmea.org/

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

AUDITIONS: Monday, October 14th@ Mascouta High School

 

DISTRICT CHORUS FESTIVAL: Saturday, November 2nd @ SIUC

 

DISTRICT JAZZ FESTIVAL: Saturday, November 9th @ Belleville East High School

 

 

Chorus

Click the link below to access all of the Chorus resources on the ILMEA website:

The selected excerpts will be announced around a week before auditions.

Please learn all four selections.

This is everything you will need to know for the senior chorus audition.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!

 

Click this link for the practice tracks.

 

The songs for 2019-2020 are DEFINITELY being tested are:

Ezekiel arr. by Stacey Gibbs

Muusika by Part Uusberg

 

One of the other two 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.

 

The Selected Tonal Skills will be selected from this list:

Major Scale and Triad
Natural Minor Scale and Triad
Harmonic Minor Scale 
Melodic Minor Scale
Diminished Triad
Augmented Triad

 

Click below to access pdf copies of the District and State selections. You must use your OTHS login to access the files.

All State Pieces

District 6 Pieces

*DO NOT PRINT OR COPY MUSIC

Listening and Practice Tracks

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.

https://www.ilmea.org/chorus-audition-required-material

SIGHTREADING PRACTICE: Sight reading examples from previous years.

https://www.ilmea.org/chorus-audition-required-material

Vocal Jazz

Click the link below to acces all of the resources on the ILMEA Vocal Jazz website:

All State Pieces

Bli Blip Arr. Darmon Meader

Hello Young Lovers Arr. by Steve Zegree

Summertime Arr. Derek Fawcett

Mad Heaven by Rosana Eckert

 
 

Vocal Jazz Audition Requirements

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

1.  

PracticeTracks

Improvisation Track
07 - Blues in key of Bb concert.mp3
MP3 audio file [7.3 MB]

Audition Materials

Sight Singing Examples.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [192.4 KB]
Vocal Jazz Scales.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [88.7 KB]
Vocal Jazz Audition Rubric.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [187.8 KB]

 

 

Madrigals Planning Committee Meeting Sunday September 8th at 6:30 PM at Smiley Campus (choir/band entrance)

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