Information for All-State Auditionees
This year will, obviously, be very different than any other year. Always remember you are doing this to get better and singing and get more experience. You're added challenge is doing that during a pandemic that makes singing challenging. You're rock stars. Ask questions, take musical risks, and enjoy this ride - I'm here for you!
Mark Your Calendars!
August 1-2: Virtual All State Camp through ISU - check your emails!
August 24: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL :D
Week before October 24: We will record your auditions
October 24: All State Audition Recordings are submitted
November 20-21: All State Festival, Ames
More information in the "All-State Outline" file below.
SOME IMPORTANT ADVICE
This is all about you OWNING YOUR LEARNING. This music will be a challenge for ALL of us, and will help us to become better musicians. This is about the PROCESS. This is about you becoming a better singer than when you started. Your work over the next few months should produce something that YOU are proud of, not your peers, not me, not a judge, JUST YOU. What you put in, is what you will get out. Work hard, enjoy the process, and appreciate the opportunity to LEARN this music, SING TOGETHER, and GROW.
ALL STATE CAMP INFO:
You're all registered for the ISU all state virtual camp - you will receive files to your email - I will be in touch with each of you individually!
America, The Beautiful:
Canticum Novum - Antognini
Water Fountain - arr Fulton
There are some slight differences in this recording from your printed version, nothing major.
Here's the original of this song if you want to feel super weird:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbiFcPhccu8
And here's Tune Yards tiny desk concert if you're interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8FML8QhcZo
Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen
All dynamics should be more dramatic than what is displayed in this performance.
Sanctus from Requiem - Verdi
The Best Of All Possible Worlds - Bernstein
Battle Hymn of the Republic: