Audition Excerpt Info Released
Just like the All-State Vocal Audition, students will be tested on 3 excerpts from their music packet. One excerpt is "announced" in advance (see below), and the other two will be revealed at the audition on November 13th. If you would like to become acquainted with the grading rubric early, it is located in the ALL COUNTY FORMS section under For Directors in the column at the right. The rubric is based on the one used for All-State.
THE "ANNOUNCED" EXCERPTS FOR THIS YEAR'S ALL-COUNTY CHORUS AUDITION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Girls: Paper Crane - Piano begins at measure 13; Audition pickup to measure 17-32
Guys: Jonah - Piano begins at measure 14; Audition measures15-20
- HS Women's:
Vidi Aquam: Music starts at measure 37; Audition is pickup to measure 41- 51
- HS Mixed: Gloria et Honor - Music begins at measure 25; Audition measures 28-47
Welcome to All County Chorus 2018!
Live auditions will be held at LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 2017. Due to dismissal times at Liberty, DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 4:30pm! Students, Chaperones and Directors may arrive after 4:30pm with a Director's meeting around 5:00pm and auditions starting shortly after. Auditions are conducted by the directors throughout the county. Based on their auditions, students earn a position in the honor ensembles.
My name is Corey Poole, Vocal Director at Steinbrenner High School. This year I look forward to working with you again as the Overall All-County Honor Choir Coordinator. For our new teachers, our district continues to provide opportunities to challenge our students and All County is one of the many ways this occurs. I hope that you and your students find this a rewarding experience.
Our coordinators that you will be working with this year are
Jeff Bogue, HS Mixed Choir
Judith Romera, HS Women's Choir and
Chad DeLoach and Kyle Goyens, MS Mixed Choir
***As a courtesy to these coordinators, if you have ANY questions concerning All County Chorus, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S DIRECTOR***
These coordinators have worked very hard in choosing a clinician that will provide our students with a great All County experience. Our 2018 clinicians are
Dr. Troy Robertson, HS Mixed Choir
Deah McReynolds, HS Women’s Choir and
Reese Norris, MS Mixed Choir
I would like to thank Mr. Hope, along with Dre Graham and the Hillsborough County Secondary Music Council for providing the financial support to once again hire Choral Tracks to do our rehearsal tracks. Below, you will find links to Dropbox folders for each of our All-County Honor Choirs. If you have any problems with the Dropbox links, please let me know. You will find a file which includes all the pdfs for each choir, which you may duplicate as needed for your auditioning students (originals are already on file). Within each choir folder will be all of the tracks associated with that choir. Look for your specific voice part and remember as the audition date approaches, we will be using the "Balanced Voices" tracks to test students. This is the track that the students will be using in the actual audition rooms. You are welcome to share these Dropbox links with your students, so they can download the MP3 files directly to their computers, phones, and other devices.
Music for All Choirs
Please contact your child's director for their music packet.
HS Mixed Choir
HS Women's Choir
Middle School Choir
PLEASE READ CONCERNING MS Splits: So there is even balanced with regards to voicing, the MS Coordinators decided that they would model the splits after FVA and just assign schools (similar to how FVA assigns districts) to sing certain parts for that one song.
All sopranos from... will sing...
Ben Hill S2
Orange Grove S1
Progress Village S2
In mm. 15-22, 39-46, and 63-70, the altos have a split. Please follow the same split as is listed on the All-County website. So... if your school was assigned to Soprano 1, your Altos will sing Alto 1. If your school was assigned to sing Soprano 2, your Altos will sing Alto 2. Please look carefully at the aforementioned measures as the Alto 1's and Alto 2's cross voices in those measures. The recordings reflect this.
Dreams of Thee
Sopranos split in mm. 85-86. Follow the assigned splits listed on the website.
The Soprano 1's split in mm. 33-48 and 53-57. (The extra Soprano stave that begins at m. 72 will be assigned to a select few, probably on site at the first rehearsal with the clinician.) Schools that have been assigned to sing Soprano 1, please split according to the following:
All Soprano 1's from... will sing...
Adams - Top note
Barrington - Bottom note
Burns - Top note
Davidson - Bottom note
Eisenhower - Top note
Liberty - Bottom note
Martinez - Top note
Orange Grove - Bottom note
Smith - Top note
I Shall Not Live in Vain
In mm. 61-62, the tenors split. Please follow the same split as is listed on the All-County website. So... if your school was assigned to Soprano 1, your Tenors will sing Tenor 1. If your school was assigned to sing Soprano 2, your Tenors will sing Tenor 2.
At m. 24, beat 4, the Sopranos split. Follow the assigned splits.
At m. 32, beat 4, the tenors enter, singing the bottom note of the top staff.
At m. 41, beat 3, the tenors sing an octave below what is written.
At m. 48, beat 4, the tenors go back to singing the bottom note of the top staff.
Tenors divide the same way as in I Shall Not Live in Vain. If your school was assigned Soprano 1, the Tenors will sing the CHOIR 1 part. If your school was assigned Soprano 2, the Tenors will sing the CHOIR 2 part.
Sopranos will split according to the following plan:
All Soprano 1's from... will sing...
Adams - CHOIR 1
Barrington - CHOIR 2
Burns - CHOIR 1
Davidson - CHOIR 2
Eisenhower - CHOIR 1
Liberty - CHOIR 2
Martinez - CHOIR 1
Orange Grove - CHOIR 2
Smith - CHOIR 1
All Soprano 2's from... will sing...
Benito - CHOIR 2
Ben Hill - CHOIR 1
Buchanan - CHOIR 2
Farnell - CHOIR 1
LLT - CHOIR 2
Mann - CHOIR 1
Mulrennan - CHOIR 2
Pierce - CHOIR 1
Progress Village - CHOIR 2
Randall - CHOIR 1
Rodgers - CHOIR 2
Turner-Bartels - CHOIR 1
Some adjustments may certainly need to be made once the choir is seated for balance purposes, but hopefully, this is a good starting point that will get us close.
Which music should students learn?
HS Mixed Honor Choir: Boys in Grades 9-12 and Girls in Grades 11 & 12
HS Women's Honor Choir: Girls in Grades 9 & 10
Liberty Meeting Locations
- Middle School Students - Cafeteria
- 9th and 10th grade ladies - Liberty Gym
- 11th and 12th grade ladies & 9th - 12th grade gentlemen - Auditorium
- Director Registration - Liberty Chorus Room (Room 708)