Information for All-State Auditionees
Mark Your Calendars!
August 1-2: All State Camp at Storm Lake
August 23: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL :D
September 14: Pre-All-State Workshop (you should have your music well-learned at this point)
October 26: All-State Auditions, all day, Storm Lake
November 21-23: All State Festival, Ames
See the File Below for your outline of the audition process.
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.
This link takes you to where you can get part recordings. These are well made BUT by choosing to learn by just memorizing how someone else sounds you are losing an opportunity to become a much better music reader and musician and choosing to be a parrot instead (i.e. i don't recommend it, but it's an easy way...)
Similarly, this is a link to part recordings for the Bruckner, which you will find helpful for some of the more difficult passages. http://www.choralia.net/bk03mp3/bk03mp3en.htm?fbclid=IwAR1GfBcEJqWsMO9zPT4Fseepn1trM0lNmLYqMugMWEJ5WXqADDrCzVmFLiA
ALL STATE CAMP INFO:
A schedule for the two days is below, it is last year's schedule but this year's should be roughly the same.
What to bring: Music, Water Bottle, PENCIL, $75 cash or check, a sweatshirt in case rehearsal spaces are cold. On Thursday bring a few extra dollars so we can grab supper together, either casey's pizza back at school, Taco John's or DQ in Storm Lake. Lunch is provided both days.
Departure: 7:45 both mornings from behind the choir room at the high school, Ms. Morton will wait in a suburban there
Return: We will return to the high school by 5:00 both days.
America, The Beautiful:
Regina Coeli K. 127 (first movement) - Mozart:
The first 3:45 of this recording is the part we will learn. We will discuss Latin pronunciation specifically, as what we will do is slightly different than what is in this recording.
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam - Bruckner:
Afternoon on a Hill - Paulus:
The Heavens' Flock - Esenvalds:
Unclouded Day - arr. Kirchner (we listened to this exact recording in class once near the end of last year):
Battle Hymn of the Republic: