High School Choir

High School Choir Audition Procedure

  • Students will audition on the required state literature.
  • Students meet in the auditorium/gym for instructions. They will go through the audition passages for each voice part.
  • Students names and numbers are posted at their respective audition rooms.
  • Auditions are to be blind with the student behind a screen
  • The door monitor will announce the student' number to the judges.
  • There will be a person designated to start the CD The student performs their audition without director and without stopping or re-starting the CD.
  • There will be 3 judges per room and will score the student's audition on a rubric which will be stapled together and sent to the tabulation room where the scores are totaled by one director and double-checked by another director for accuracy.
  • Results will be posted on the district website as soon as they are available.
  • Every school with students auditioning for band or choir will be guaranteed at least one student placed in either the band or choir.
  • Auditions for SEKMEA High School Honor Ensembles will be live auditions with the following exception: The only allowable exception is for students unable to attend district auditions due to participation in NAfME All-National Ensembles. The procedure for a recorded audition will be as follows:
    1. Teacher will take a video recording of the student performing the entire audition material in one take.
    2. Submit to the district President no later than 7 days before auditions.
    3. The district President will review the audition to ensure the correct person auditioned and done in one take.
    4. The President will then forward an audio-only copy to the appropriate ensemble chair who will be responsible for playing the appropriate cut of the audition for judges on audition day.
 
Chairperson
Aaron Burke
Parsons HS
3030 Morton Ave
Parsons, KS 67357
w: 620-421-3660