• Marshall Voices Audition Information

    7th and 8th Grade students from Marshall Middle School

    Choral Room (108)

     

    Ensemble Information

    Marshall Voices is an extra-curricular vocal ensemble for 7th and 8th grade students at Marshall Middle School who want an opportunity to learn and perform a variety of choral repertoire. Interested students will need to audition. If you are interested in being in Marshall Voices but have a conflict with the audition date, please contact Mrs. Helsel.

    Members of Marshall Voices will be expected to attend morning rehearsals once a week. If a student misses more than three rehearsals, they will no longer be a part of Marshall Voices. Members will also be responsible for reviewing music between rehearsals and be available to perform during the choral concert May 30, 2019 and possible additional performance opportunities should they be made available. 

     

    Audition Procedures

    1. Sign up for an audition time slot on this SPREADSHEET. If you aren't able to attend any of the available times, please email Mrs. Helsel

    2. Perform The Star Spangled Banner in the key for the voice part you are interested in singing in the ensemble (You will be singing with the track provided in the links below):

    Soprano (Bb)

    Alto (G)

    Baritone (F)

    Lyrics:

    Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
    Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

     

    3. Pitch Matching Exercises

    4. Sight Reading *The sight reading portion will not be a scored part of the audition.*

     

    Auditions will be scored with the following rubric.

     

    Contact Mrs. Helsel

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Helsel at hhelsel@northallegheny.org.