Jun. 17th, 2009 10:21 pm
aquinasprime: (Kaylee)
This year, the chorus I sing with has started using a formal "audition"/ rehearing process. We sing in quartets (SATB) in front of professional and unbiased adjudicators (not our director). In the evaluation we are graded on note accuracy, rhythm accuracy, tone quality, vocal production, diction, intonation and sight reading (done individually).

Based on this audition we will be either - retained as members, retained as members on "probation" - needing additional help, or no longer members. The threshold being set was based on how others in your section did.

I was nervous mostly because I judge myself harshly and I wanted to do well. I wasn't concerned about not making the cut, but I thought my scores might be in the mid-range.

I lost a total of 5 points. One in rhythm (I rushed a 3/4 measure), one in diction (no one ever has perfect diction) and three on sight reading (I changed key in the middle and then corrected myself). I had perfect scores in note accuracy, tone quality, vocal production and intonation. I am completely amazed by my tone and intonation scores - because honestly, I really don't feel like I have the best tone or intonation (guess I was wrong).

Part of me wants to frame the scoring form.

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