For all incoming 7-12th graders
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Rhapsody, Contessa (NEW), Fortis, Bella Visi, and VoiceOver.
Due to increased demand, auditions for the Fall Season 2020 high school ensembles (VoiceOver, Bella Visi, Fortis and Contessa) have been extended. Auditions must be submitted by video by Friday, August 21 at 11:59pm. There will be no LIVE auditions.
You will want to read this!
To submit an audition, you will sing to a back track that guides you through what you need to sing and when you need to sing it. You will use THIS webpage to record and submit your video.
There are five sections to the audition. We need to hear your range, pitch-matching skills, part independence, solo ability, and poise. We’ve included back tracks that you will sing to when you submit your audition.
Range deals with how high and how low you can sing in a healthy manner. We’ll ask you to sing a scale. Sing as much of the scale as you can.
Pitch-matching deals with how well you can hear a note and then sing that note. We’ll play a series of three notes, you will sing back what you hear.
3. Part independence
Part independence deals with how well you can stick to your part.
For 10-12th graders, we’ll ask you to sing 12 bars of your voice part of Get Here by Annie Roberts. There are 9 parts to choose from (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto 1, Alto 2, Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Baritone, Bass, and Vocal Percussion). You can submit multiple auditions if you want to be considered for multiple voice parts.
For 7-9th graders, we’ll ask you to sing Happy Birthday, Dear Cantus.
4. Solo ability
Solo ability deals with how you look and sound when singing a solo.
For 10-12th graders, we’ll ask you to pick 30-60 seconds of a song that flatters your voice and show us what you can do! You can use a piano/guitar for a starting pitch, but please submit your solo a cappella (without accompaniment).
7-9th graders will not need to submit a solo.
Poise deals with how you hold yourself when you sing. Do you look confident? Do you make eye contact (look into the camera lens)? Is your performance compelling and engaging, or dull and boring? Let your eyes sparkle and your body come alive.
Practice the practice files!
We strongly encourage you to practice with the back track before recording your audition. We don’t put you on stage without preparation; we feel the same way about auditions! Practice!
Practice materials for 10-12th graders
You will be asked to sing “la” on the following scales and intervals (in your octave).
You will be asked to sing 12 measures of Get Here by Annie Roberts. Please download the sheet music and use the practice files (below) to learn your part.
Get Here practice file
Use these audio files to learn your parts to Get Here:
Remember to prepare 30-60 seconds of a song that flatters your voice. You will perform this song a cappella immediately after singing Get Here. We recommend singing a verse and chorus of a pop song that flatters your voice.
Full audition practice files
Use these audio file to practice your full audition:
Practice materials for 7-9th graders
Depending on your voice type (female, unchanged male, tenor, baritone, bass), you will be asked to sing a scale and intervals on “la”, and Happy Birthday, Dear Cantus.
Unchanged Male Voices
Tenor (high male voice)
Baritones (medium male voice)
Basses (low male voice)
Please use the following practice files to practice your audition before recording and submitting your audition.