Chorale and Vocal Jazz Auditions 2021/2022

Auditions for next year’s advanced choirs are happening now! I’m so glad you’re interested in being a part of the Hale Choir Community.

There are 3 choirs at Hale: 

  • Concert Choir is our entry-level, non-auditioned group. Anyone can join! In Concert Choir, students learn the fundamentals of ensemble singing (solfege, reading music, singing techniques) to set a foundation to continue to the higher levels of choir. We participate in concerts, exchanges with other schools and local festivals. 
  • Chorale is our mid-level auditioned ensemble where students are expected to already have a grasp on the skills taught in Concert Choir. Students who have already taken (and passed) Concert Choir do not need to audition for Chorale. In Chorale we will continue building music-reading skills and singing techniques, but with more advanced music. We participate in concerts, exchanges with other schools, and local festivals. 
  • Vocal Jazz is our advanced auditioned group of highly driven and enthusiastic musicians who meet during 0 period (7:50-8:40 am) to rehearse a diverse range of music within the genre of jazz. We perform frequently for events at Hale, around the city, in local festivals, and do some out of state traveling. 

All students are welcome to audition for Chorale and Vocal Jazz, but because these ensembles are select, not all will be accepted. If you audition and are not selected, you are highly encouraged to join Hale’s Concert Choir. In Concert Choir, you will learn the fundamentals of music reading and ensemble singing that you’ll need to try again for Chorale or Vocal Jazz the following year. 

We’ll be doing auditions remotely again this year. Please click here for detailed instructions on what to include in your audition video. Audition videos are due by Sunday April 18, 2021.

Below are all of the materials you’ll need to prepare and submit your audition:

For Chorale

Sheet music for Shenandoah (please only sing the first verse):

For Vocal Jazz

Interested in joining vocal jazz to play piano, bass, drums, or guitar in our combo? Please email Ms. Ewell for your materials!

Sheet music for Fly Me to the Moon (choose the key for your voice part):

Accompaniment tracks for Fly Me to the Moon (choose the key for your voice part):

Audition Form

Once you have prepared the above materials and filmed your video, fill out this form to tell Ms. Ewell more about yourself. The final question will ask for a YouTube link to your video. Please upload your video as unlisted, so that only you and Ms. Ewell have access to it.

That’s it!

Thank you so much for taking the time to put together an audition video. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help. Audition videos are due by Sunday April 18, 2021.

In Harmony,

Ms. Ewell
eeewell@seattleschools.org