This year, KYACDA All-State is on November 8-9 in Lexington, Kentucky for those selected to participate. It is sure to be an amazing experience!
I hope that everyone will consider auditioning for this amazing group! Come see Mr. Lucas for Audition information and dates. Auditions will be due September 10!
For 7th, 8th, & 9th graders and elementary guys with changed voices, follow the KYACDA Audition Procedure. Here is a copy of it:
At the start of the audition, the STUDENT should say their name, grade and voice part (e.g. Jane Doe, 8th Grade, Soprano 2). They will then complete the 3 audition requirements.
1. A major scale (UNACCOMPANIED) ascending then descending, using solfege. Teacher plays starting pitch. Students cannot hum the pitch.
Tenor………F major (or a comfortable key within reason)
2. America (“My Country ‘Tis of Thee”) UNACCOMPANIED, Teacher plays starting pitch. Student cannot hum the pitch.
Soprano I: Starting Pitch G
Soprano II: Starting Pitch F
Alto: Starting Pitch D
Tenor: Starting Pitch F (or a comfortable key)
Bass: Starting Pitch D
3. Audition Excerpt – from Deo Dicamus Gratias by Victor Johnson (mm. 34-47). It is UNACCOMPANIED – Teacher plays starting pitch only. Students cannot hum the pitch. Students must sing on the text given.
Here is the music for you to look at: