• Southern California Vocal Association

Vocal Jazz Honor Choir

Event: SCVA Vocal Jazz Contemporary A Cappella Honor Choir
Directed by Jamie Shew
California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks
November 14-15, 2024

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, September 15th at 11:59 PM
16-18 students will be selected to perform at the Vocal Jazz/Contemporary A Cappella Honor Choir Weekend on Friday, November 15, 2024

Online Audition includes:

  1. Chromatic Scale (one octave, eighth notes at quarter = 120)
  2. Blues Scale (one octave, eighth notes at quarter = 120)
  3. Major Scale Both scales ascending and descending, your choice of syllables
  4. Major triad followed by minor triad starting on middle C
  5. One standard (or any song) sung a-cappella of your choice
  6. "New Day", measures measures 131-160.
    Sing the voice part a cappella for which you are auditioning.
        Audio practice tracks:   Soprano  --   Alto  --   Tenor  --   Bass
  7. Optional track (walk a bass line or demonstrate vocal percussion)
Only on-line auditions will be accepted (application form will be available soon).

$10 Audition Fee online through SCVA
$120 Participation Fee for those accepted
This increase in fee reflects the increase of prices across the state and is aligned with the other CA regions of honor choir. If your student has a financial concern, please strongly encourage them to apply for a Participation Scholarship, which can be found on the SCVA Homepage. Please email Mrs. Logsdon if you have any questions pertaining to scholarship opportunities!

See the Google Form Link above for instructions on submitting sound files.
Pay on-line on our e-Payments page.

Students can participate in the SCVA Vocal Jazz Contemporary A Cappella Honor Choir and also be eligible for CCDA All State Honor Choir, as they rehearse at different times of the year. Selected students for the SCVA VJCA honor choir will rehearse together over the honor choir rehearsal dates of Thursday-Friday (November 16-17) in Redlands, CA and perform in an "Honor Choir Concert Performance" on November 17, 2023. Students must attend all two days of rehearsals leading up to the performance.

Students are selected to sing in one SCVA honor choir only: Vocal Jazz Contemporary A Cappella Honor Choir, SATB, SSAA or TTBB Honor Choir. If a student wants to be considered for the SATB, SSAA, or TTBB honor choir, they should sign up for the live honor choir auditions (registration begins mid-September and results will be posted by the live honor choir audition dates). All Vocal Jazz Contemporary A Cappella honor choir auditions will be submitted and considered virtually.

IMPORTANT: Your school music director must be a member of SCVA in order for you to participate in the Southern California VJCA Honor Choir. For more information, please go to the Membership page.

Questions? Please email Sara Logsdon at: saralogsdon12@gmail.com