All-State Jazz Choir

Audition Information

Our All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble is only one of a handful in the country.  MCDA is pleased to offer this opportunity for students currently in the 11th and 12th grades and college/university.  Please read the information below for specifics on the audition process.   We look forward to hearing this amazing group at our Summer Conference.

All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble Audition and Member Information

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JAZZ CHOIR AUDITION INFORMATION

All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble AUDITION PROCESS:

Window opens March 1st and closes April 15th. Stick within that time frame, because it pushes everything back if you are late. It’s better to send in too many than too few. Those of you that are in COLLEGE - if you are still in MO - please audition again. We like that college sound and experience with us. Also, college students, ask your jazzer buddies to join you in auditioning!!!

The All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble audition itself will be the same process this year as last:

Any student finishing their junior year in HS (current school year)  and all college students are encouraged to audition.

PLEASE BE AWARE:

All audition submissions through the website have to be done by March 1st - 30th. If you are an auditioning college student who does not have a director (MCDA member)  who is submitting for you - NO WORRIES!! Please contact Beth Fritz (email addresses below).

$16 audition fee. To MCDA made out by your teacher/professor that is an MCDA member If you are in college and need a sponsor, just reply to me and I will sponsor you.

FILL OUT this Google Form and email your recordings:

https://goo.gl/forms/AKAQUo7ODqjegHff1 

Audition recording should consist of:

1. Introduce yourself - name, year in school, school name.

2. Range - each singer will briefly vocalize on a simple 5 note warm-up, moving up to their best singable highest note and down to their best singable lowest note.

3. Each singer will use the 2 provided accomp. tracks. (see attached lead sheets and accomp tracks) *chorus = the full tune of AABA. 

        a. Summertime in Eb (starts right away, 2 choruses* of 32m + tag)

        b. Girl From Ipanema in F (starts right way, 3 choruses of 40m + 2 tags from "when she passes I smile")*chorus = the full tune of AABA.

Choose one to sing the total chart with improvisation (ex. AABA on words, AAB scat, last A words - or however you'd like to do it) and the other sing just a chorus (one time through the AABA and then stop). Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. : ) Beth Enloe Fritz     enloefritz@att.net 

When by check send one check for all students ($16 audition fee) to MCDA made out by your teacher/professor that is an MCDA member If you are in college and need a sponsor, just reply to me and I will sponsor you. Include with the check a list of student names and name of sponsoring MCDA member, DO NOT send a check without this information. Make checks payable to MCDA and send to Beth Fritz, FZWHS, 1251 Turtle Creek Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366 

No cash or purchase orders

All materials must be submitted, uploaded, and postmarked no later than April 15, 2020      



 





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Participation Information

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Girl From Ipanema-F (2) (8) (1).mp3
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Mike Pierson,
Mar 13, 2019, 4:08 PM
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Mike Pierson,
Mar 13, 2019, 4:08 PM
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Mike Pierson,
Mar 13, 2019, 4:09 PM
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Summetime - EbM (32, 16, 16 +tag) (2) (3) (1).mp3
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Mike Pierson,
Mar 13, 2019, 4:08 PM