When preparing for to audition for Wescovaires and/or Chamber Choir here is what you should prepare:
- Be prepared to Sing a Song (whole thing). It can be any genre as long as it shows off your voice. You want to WOW Mr. Wigglesworth during this piece. Don't be surprised if Mr. Wigglesworth stops you 20-30 seconds into the song (it has nothing to do with how good or bad you are singing).
- Be prepared to demonstrate your Sight-Reading skills. You will have to read a melody (about 8 bars) you have never seen before. Often, students freak out the most about this part of the audition, however you do not need to. Student can practice how to sight-read using some of the helpful Sight-Read exercises:
- Be prepared to play the Chord Game. This is a game in which Mr. Wigglesworth will play several 3 and 4 note chords and you will need to sing back all of the notes that are in that chord. I have made a practice recording of several examples; to access that recording click here.
- Be prepared to play a Tonal Memory Game. This is a game is when Mr. Wigglesworth will play several short melodies (5-10 notes) and you will be asked to sing them back; note that you can sing them back on any syllable (La, Oo, E, Da, etc.). I have made a practice recording of several examples; to access that recording click here.
Don't forget to fill out your Choral Department Audition Form!