PMEA District 12 Auditions – Nov 2021

DISTRICT 12 AUDITIONS OVERVIEW AND DATES

We are pleased to announce that in-person festivals are back for the 2021-22 school year! More information will be announced soon regarding the logistics of the festivals, and all events will adhere to the latest guidelines of school and health officials. This page contains complete audition information for our 2021 PMEA District 12 Chorus, Band, and Orchestra Festivals.

All auditions for District Ensembles will be held through video submission this fall, using the Submittable platform. Please review our official D12 Audition Policies HERE.

11/3/2021 Audition window OPENS on Submittable at 12:00AM
11/9/2021 Audition window CLOSES on Submittable at 11:59PM
11/12/2021 Directors of participating students review and score submissions
11/17/2021 Deadline for participating directors to complete assigned scoring
11/20/2021 MANDATORY in-person meeting for directors of students who have auditioned. Results will be released and folders/paperwork will be distributed.

GUIDELINES FOR AUDITION VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

  • Read the audition repertoire requirements below carefully. In order to be considered for Districts, audition submissions must include all posted material and must follow these Guidelines for Auditioning.
  • When recording an audition video, no identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do not include any identifying information in the video file name or in the content of the recording (i.e. your
    name or school name).
  • Each music excerpt must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. Students’ hands/body/face must be visible in the video. To obtain the best audio quality, a good microphone as well as high-end computers or digital recording devices for the recording equipment are suggested.
  • There can be no use of any device that can be perceived to give aid to a student (i.e. no earphones,airpods, etc.)

AUDITION REPERTOIRE 2021

CHORAL AUDITIONS
Students should prepare the pieces listed below in their entirety. Selected portions to be recorded for the audition will be posted on Nov 2.

Sicut Locutus Est
J S. Bach/Mack&Banzhaf
Carl Fischer CM8111
https://www.jwpepper.com/Sicut-Locutus-Est/1341148.item#.YO-aKBNKhu0

Ain’-a That Good News
Arr. William Dawson
Neil A. Kjos Music
Publisher ID: T103A
https://www.jwpepper.com/Ain%27-a-That-Good-News/564039.item#.YO-aPhNKhu0

PIANO ACCOMPANIST AUDITIONS
Students should prepare the accompaniment to the above choral audition pieces. In addition, students should prepare to play open score for both choral audition pieces (i.e. S/A, T/B, S/T, A/B, etc.).

INSTRUMENTAL AUDITIONS
Auditions for District Band and Orchestra will consist of the following:

  • Two prepared excerpts. Excerpts are listed below by instrument and should be performed in their entirety for the recorded audition.
  • Selected major scales. Students should prepare the complete list of required scales posted by instrument. Selected scales for the recorded audition will be posed on November 2.
  • A short-term preparation piece (“sight reading”) that will be posted on November 2

Note: All of the excerpts below are transcribed from published sources, and will be judged exactly as they appear below. If you spot a mistake or correction needed for any of the excerpts below, please email president@pmea12.org as soon as possible. The deadline for any updates/corrections is August 15, 2021. After that date, all excerpts will be judged exactly as posted.

At-Large Auditions

SUBMITTABLE Calendar-https://docs.google.com/document/d/1whk5D-VwPVfE1g02Ltcef2OdzOOHj8MrVl9vpH_3H7M/edit?usp=sharing

SUBMITTABLE Music Repertoire Auditions for Accompanist, Harp, Jazz and Vocal Jazz ( It is strongly recommended to purchase the repertoire music material in the summer, so the students may have time to work on the material). At- Large audition material for WE/CB and Orchestra will be available on the PMEA website Monday, September 13. 

ACCOMPANIST– https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QpZ4I5j9zHw22aIEwfPDEVuyAEvtAvPwl_NayEjlG9I/edit?usp=sharing

HARP–  https://docs.google.com/document/d/14JYhlQTL-q_vNqj5GiBfQMmh0nhfVoEJdsTIRzAppB4/edit?usp=sharing

JAZZ and VOCAL JAZZ– https://docs.google.com/document/d/19bLfE4mFZoxnZl9-_b87lLOvzdIEQ-KKHBeGjLOoRcE/edit?usp=sharing