Welcome to All County Chorus 2019!
Live auditions will be held on the campuses of FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL and LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th. Due to dismissal times at Liberty, DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 3:30pm! Students, Chaperones and Directors may arrive after 3:30pm with a Director's meeting around 4:00pm 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.
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 5th. 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:
GLORIA - Piano starts at measure 48 - Audition starts at measure 50 and ends at measure 69.
- HS Women's:
ESURIENTES - Piano starts at measure 12 - Audition starts at measure 13 and ends at measure 27.
- HS Mixed:
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS - Piano starts at measure 1 - Audition starts at measure 3 and ends at measure 27.
Freedom and 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)
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
Joe Galecka and Judy 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
Jennifer Sengin, HS Mixed Choir
Lesley Maxwell Mann, HS Women’s Choir and
Courtney Connelly, 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.
LINKS FOR LEARNING TRACKS
Music for All Choirs
Please contact your child's director for their music packet.
***MIDDLE SCHOOL NOTES*** IMPORTANT INFO TO READ
E Oru O
At the bottom of page 5 (m. 19): the repeat sign is ignored the SECOND time around (after the Dal Segno). Not a big deal; just wanted you to know so you could let your kids know how to follow the music.
I Dream a World
Matthew Curtis of Choral Tracks inadvertently recorded the SSA voicing of this song instead of the SATB voicing. He is already working on new tracks and I will let you know when the new files have been uploaded. So DON'T start preparing this one yet!
The Soprano and Bass tracks are CORRECT! However, the Alto and Tenor parts were flipped. If your tenors want to start preparing, they can but they will need to listen to the ALTO PREDOMINANT track; NOT the Tenor Predominant track. If your altos want to start preparing, they can but they will need to listen to the TENOR PREDOMINANT track AND transpose it up one octave. To clarify...
Sopranos are singing Part I
Altos are singing Part II
Tenors are singing Part III (AT PITCH; NOT DOWN THE OCTAVE)
Basses are singing Part IV
* NOTE REGARDING THE BASS TRACKS: There are two separate bass tracks - a Bass I track and a Bass II track. All basses will sing the BASS II part. There is no need for the Bass I track so you can disregard it.
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
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