All Vocalists (Track #4 is OPTIONAL)

Track #1    Two major Scales demonstrating the range of the singer:  a low scale and a high scale, (unaccompanied) in a swing style ascending and descending one octave, eighth notes sung on syllables doo-bah.  Tempo qt. =96. A pitch should be given only once before each exercise.

Scale #1
Soprano ........... D (space below treble clef)
Alto ..................... G (below middle C)
Tenor .................. D (third line on bass clef)
Bass .................. G (first line bass clef)

Scale #2
Soprano ............ A (second space on treble clef)
Alto ................... E (first line on treble clef)
Tenor ................. Eb (third space on bass clef)
Bass .................. Db (third line on bass clef)

Track #2    One Blues Scale sung within the comfortable range of the singer, (unaccompanied) in a swing style ascending and descending one octave, eighth notes sung on syllables doo-bah.  Tempo qt.=96.  A pitch should be given only once before each exercise.  Ex: (perform in range comfortable for singer)





Track #3- Excerpt (unaccompanied / tempo quarter note=60) Single pitch should be given at the beginning.  Sing your part (all sopranos should sing the 2nd soprano part) of the attached excerpt. Note at measure 17 all parts sing ooh’s.  No need to sing the last 2 measures of the excerpt.

 




Track # 4   OPTIONAL - Demonstrate basic improvisational skills.  Using scat syllables, create 24 measures of improvisation using a blues progression.  Please improvise in a swing style.  Background can be live or a pre-recorded track (ex: Jamey Aebersold accompaniment CD’s).  Students that do not already have a blues background track may use the youtube link provided below for practice and for the audition recording:




Students selected for the 2021 Wyoming All-state jazz choir will be assigned divisi parts when they receive their music.