• Southern California Vocal Association

Vocal Jazz Honor Choir

Event: Vocal Jazz Contemporary A-Cappella Honor Choir
Directed by Christine Guter
12-16 students will be selected to perform at the Honor Choir Weekend on Friday, November 22, 2019

Location: University of Redlands

Application Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:59pm
Rehearsals: November 21-22, 2019
Performance: November 22, 2019

Audition Information
Click on the link for the On-Line Application Form below.
Submit your Audition Recordings at www.csmusic.net/content/choiraudition
Only online submissions will be accepted. See the Audition Instructions page for information about the required recording.

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. "Even the Pain" arr. By Greg Jasperse, Section I - J
    (For listening example, watch this video at 2min 39 seconds)
    (Sing the voice part a cappella for which you are auditioning)
  7. Optional track (walk a bass line or demonstrate vocal percussion)
Only on-line auditions will be accepted.

$20 Audition Fee online through www.csmusic.net
$160 Participation Fee for those accepted
See the audition Instructions page for information about the required recording.

Rehearsal Information
Selected students will rehearse together over the honor choir rehearsal dates of Thurs-Friday Nov. 21 and 22 in Redlands, CA and perform in an "Honor Choir Concert Performance" on November 22. Students must attend all two days of rehearsals leading to the performance. Students are selected for one choir only, VJCA Choir or SATB, SSAA or TTBB Choir. If student is not accepted into the VJCA Choir, they can sign up for live honor choir auditions (registration begins mid September for SATB, TTBB, and SSAA choirs after VJCA auditions are posted).

On-Line Application Form

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 Christine Mocha - cmocha@hartdistrict.org