The primary goal of the BA Choral Department is to create well-rounded, self-sufficient musicians, so that, post-graduation, students have the ability to continue singing successfully in whatever capacity they choose. From community choirs, to college choirs, to church choirs, BA sets a high standard of teaching that fosters the desire to continue to pursue music. Students will not only be preparing music for concerts, but also learning the foundations of proper vocal technique, sight-singing, ear-training, and history to support our performances.
Academy Juniors Auditions
The Academy Juniors is an extracurricular, auditioned vocal ensemble for Brentwood Academy middle school chorus students. The group is intended for serious singers who would like to further their vocal music experience and training.
Auditions are open to all students grades 6-8. Students who make the group will also be enrolled in chorus for the 2021-2022 school year. If your student signed up for another elective but would like to audition, we can change his or her elective choice to chorus, should he or she make the group.
All students wishing to audition for Academy Juniors should complete the audition form and sign up for a 10-minute appointment with Mrs. Hard in the Chorus Room by clicking the below link: https://forms.gle/FZ1JWq9Cy9Mru3JM8
The audition process will have three components: solo, range testing, and part-singing.
- Solo: Please be prepared to sing about 30 seconds of a song of your choice. This song can be any style, but it must be performed a cappella and should be something that you are comfortable singing and shows the quality of your voice.
- Range testing: During this part of the audition, students will be asked to sing a series of vocal warm-ups to determine voice placement.
- Part-singing: Students will be asked to sing a harmony part (soprano, alto, tenor) of a short musical excerpt to demonstrate the ability to hold a given part. Students do not need to prepare for this, as the part will be taught during the audition. Call backs, if needed, will be on Friday, August 13. Mrs. Hard will contact you individually if you will be needed for call backs.
Still have questions? Contact director, Ally Hard, at email@example.com.