Chorus

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The GSMST Chorus program has two performing ensembles led by director Mrs. Laurie C. Duke: Mixed Chorus and the Advanced Treble Chorus.  The Chorus program provides participating students with a range of musical experiences.

Chorus students get to experience a wide range of choral literature and participate in at least 5 concerts per school year. Students also have the opportunity to travel with the chorus to participate in festivals and workshops, sing in combined musical endeavors with the GSMST Band and Orchestra, and participate in GMEA Choral activities.

 GSMST Advanced Treble Chorus Audition Requirements

The GSMST Advanced Treble Chorus is the first auditioned ensemble of our Choral program and consists of a select group of treble voices (soprano and alto). Audition for this ensemble does not guarantee placement in the class as there is a limited number of spaces available.

**Auditions are not required for the Mixed Chorus.**

If you would like to audition for the Advanced Treble Chorus please complete the google form by April 19, 2019 to schedule your audition date and time: https://forms.gle/ZE55eiQ8Xg5VZgFB8

*Rising Freshmen auditions will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019. A specific audition schedule will be sent out no later than April 26, 2019.

*GSMST students not currently in Chorus will be scheduled for auditions during Guided Study or after school by appointment April 29-May 7. Check your GSMST email for specifics.

*Current GSMST Chorus students will audition in class the week of April 29.

Audition Requirements:

1. Scale: Sing up and down a Major Scale. (Starting Pitch: Soprano F4; Alto C4)

2. Solo ‐ The Ash Grove: The solo is to be performed A Capella (the starting pitch for the solo will be given).

PDF copies of the solo and rehearsal tracks are available here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B44gBwlAxu9JdFNnb2FibVNfems?usp=sharing

The practice track tempo is at 92 bmp. This is only a suggested tempo for practice purposes and not required the day of auditions.

3. Sight Reading ‐ Students will attempt a single four measure sight singing example after establishing tonality and two minutes of vocalized study. Students may use the sight reading method of their choice (solfege, numbers, etc.)