BAND

UPDATED AUDITION FORMAT EXPECTATIONS

AUDITION LOGISTICS: 

  • Date: Monday, February 15th

  • Time: Register for your preferred time; available first come first serve

  • Day of Audition:

    • Secure a quiet and uninterrupted space for your Zoom audition.

    • Set up your environment and technology in advance.

    • Sign into your Zoom a few minutes before your assigned time.


AUDITION SPECIFICS:

(PLEASE NOTE THIS MAJOR REQUIRES SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS BY FEB. 8TH.)


Due to our current restrictions, you will be required to submit video recordings for the McCallum Fine Arts Academy Band Major audition.  We are using a video recording platform called FlipGrid to submit videos. You can either click the links below or copy and paste them into your browser.  


Submit your "Prepared Solo Video" and "Scales Video" separately.  Remember that the judges will need to see your face and instrument during the video recording. Please be sure to save/download your FlipGrid video to your device in case of technical difficulties. The window for submissions is currently open and will close on Monday, Feb 8th. 


Prepared Solo                               


Scales         

  • Before performing, state your full name and instrument. 

  • Record all 12 Major scales (written C/G/D/A/E/B/F#(Gb)/C#(Db)/Ab/Eb/Bb/F). Scales are to be performed one or two octaves (preferred). Memorization is not required but recommended. 

  • FlipGrid Link for Scales: https://flipgrid.com/ec70fa8b 


Percussion

  • If you have any concerns about access to instruments, please e-mail Mr. Ehlers at matthew.ehlers@austinisd.org. You can perform on a practice pad and beginner bell kit if needed. We can be flexible and accommodating during these challenging times.


THE INTERVIEW 

In addition to the audition submissions, we would like to get to know you better with a short Zoom interview of which you are registering for here.


For more information, please contact: Matt Ehlers, Assistant Director of Bands, matthew.ehlers@austinisd.org or Carol Nelson, Director of Bands, carol.nelson@austinisd.org

 

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Austin, TX. 78731

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