Congratulations to all of the OTHS Choir students who will be participating in All District Festival!
Please find the list below:
Congratulations to the following students that qualified for the Illinois All State Choir!
All State Honors
ILMEA WEBSITE: http://ilmea.org/
AUDITIONS: Monday, October 8th @ Mascouta High School
DISTRICT JAZZ FESTIVAL: Saturday, November 3rd @ Belleville East High School
DISTRICT CHORUS FESTIVAL: Saturday, November 17th @ Belleville West High School
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!!!
The state selected excerpt for the 2018 ILMEA Senior Chorus audition is:
The district selected excerpt for the 2018 ILMEA Senior Chorus audition is:
Will be announced on the day of the audition.
The Selected Tonal Skills are:
Click below to access pdf copies of the District and State selections. You must use your OTHS login to access the files.
Desh, SATB Ethan Sperry
Sicut Cervus, SATB Palestrina
Even When He Is Silent, SATB Kim Andre Arnesen
I'll Tell My Ma, SATB arr. Erik Jones
*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:
I’ll Be Seeing You
Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, arranged by Phil Mattson
Hal Leonard SATB # 08603316
Mr. Hooper’s Find it in a Minute Book – Bb blues
Rosana Eckert, arranged by Jeremy Fox
One excerpt (SATB parts, measures all the same) will be chosen per tune from the following three choices:
“I’ll Be Seeing You” Excerpt A – measures 1 – 8 (beginning up to Letter A), Excerpt B – Letter A up to Letter B, Excerpt C – Letter B up to the 1st chord (fermata) of the fourth measure of Letter C.
“Mr. Hooper’s Find it in a Minute Book” Excerpt A –measures 9 through 24, Excerpt B – measures 73 through 88, Excerpt C – measures 89 through 108 (Ending #1).
Click below to access pdf copies of the Vocal Jazz Selections. You must use your OTHS login to access the files.
Listening tracks for both all state pieces:
I'll Be Seeing You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxtXq1IOUZo
Mister Hooper's Find It In A Mintue Book: https://soundcloud.com/jeremyfox/mister-hooper
1. Blues Scale
2. Chromatic Scale
3. Improvisation to the Blues in Bb
4. Sightreading: students will be given 30 seconds to review the material, and they are able to sing or hum prior to performing the selection
VJ AUDITION PROCESS