Choral Music Program - Seton High School Choral Music Program Dr. Kathleen Vadala, director CHORAL SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS FOR INCOMING NINTH GRADERS The Choral ...

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<ul><li><p>ElizabethSetonHighSchool</p><p>Choral Music Program Dr.KathleenVadala,director</p><p>CHORALSCHOLARSHIPAUDITIONSFORINCOMINGNINTHGRADERS</p><p>TheChoralDepartmentscholarshipauditions forstudentsapplyingtoSetonforthe2018-2019academicyearwill takeplaceonSunday,January28between11amand4pm.Toscheduleanauditiontime,pleasecallMrsJeanneDalyat301-864-4532,Ext7120.)Thepurposeof theaudition is toencourageparticipation in thechoralprogrambygivingDrVadalatheopportunitytomeetwithprospectivestudents,andto identifystudents with the skills to merit scholarship funds. Students are asked to do thefollowingattheaudition:</p><p>1. Sing the first verse of The Star-Spangled Banner memorized andwithoutpianoaccompanimentinakeythatiscomfortableforhervoice.</p><p>2. Singasongofherownchoice,andprovidepianosheetmusicfortheselection.(Experiencedaccompanistonhand.)</p><p> The typeof choral singingwedoatSetonencourages thedevelopmentofanatural,unforcedvoice.Therefore,themusicthatthestudentchoosestosingattheauditionshouldnotuseapop-styleheavybeltedsound.</p><p>Suggestedtypesofsongsare:</p><p> MusicaltheatrepieceslikeInMyOwnLittleCornerfromCinderella, FeedTheBirdsfromMaryPoppins,OvertheRainbowfromTheWizardofOz.</p><p> Sacredpieces/churchsongslikePanisangelicus,AmazingGrace,HisEyeIsOnTheSparrow(straight,notsouped-uplikeinSisterAct2)</p><p> If the student is currently taking voice lessons, teacher suggestions willundoubtedly be appropriate. School music teachers should also be able toprovidehelpselectingmusic.</p><p>Studentswillalsobeaskedtogothroughsimplewarm-upexercisesandfilloutbothaquestionnaire about their music background thus far and complete a very briefworksheetthatasksthemtoidentifybasicmusictermsandsymbols.DrVadalaishappytorespondtoquestionsabouttheauditions,andcanbereachedat:kvadala@setonhs.org.</p></li></ul>

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