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Phone: 785-628-4533
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Audition Information

All campers will be required to audition for a spot in one of our ensembles based on their playing ability. By holding auditions it allows us to place campers in the ensemble that they will benefit from the most based on their current musical and technical skills. Auditions will be held on Sunday, July 15th in the afternoon. Students will be required to play the following:

  • Scales (slur up/tongue down - wind instruments)
  • Chromatic scale (slur up/tongue down - wind instruments only)
  • Sightreading
  • Passage excerpts - follow the links below
  • Campers will NOT have to play an additional prepared etude or solo during the auditions

High School Vocalists should bring 2 prepared pieces (preferably one in English and one in another language). The audition will also consist of sightreading.

Audition results will be posted Sunday evening prior to the first rehearsal that night.

Audition Music

Middle School Band

All Audition Pieces

Middle School Orchestra

Bass

Cello

Viola

Violin

Middle School Jazz Band

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Trombone

Trumpet

Bass

Guitar

Piano

Drums

High School Band

Brass

Woodwinds

Percussion

High School Orchestra

1. Scales: 1, 2, or 3 octave scale of your choice to show your best skills. Student's choice of bowing and style. NO VIBRATO
2. Student choice of solo literature (not required, but encouraged), no more that 3 minutes
3. Excerpt from HPMC 2018 orchestra literature TBD:
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Bass

High School Jazz Band

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Trombone

Trumpet

Bass

Guitar

Piano

Drums

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