At this time of year, if you are really quiet, you may hear the feeble and exhausted cheers of choir directors who have completed their annual crucible: UIL Concert and… Read more How To Avoid the Post-UIL Sight Reading Slump →
It’s January now and all of the sudden this 8-ish month marathon you’ve been running suddenly feels like a sprint. Congrats to you for making it this far! Making it… Read more Great expectations: The Area Audition →
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As Austin has already freely admitted (ain’t he grand), making the All State Choir is very difficult….and even more so for the gals… Like most things in life, *sigh*. Anyway, the… Read more Let’s Hear it For the Girls →
Steps for selecting your voice part for all-state auditions:
Consult your voice teacher once the music is released and do a usable range test. Usable means you can easily hit these notes on any day without going to falsetto up top or sounding like you’re belching on the bottom of the range. While falsetto might get you into the region choir, most boys have trouble qualifying for area or making all-state while using falsetto since they are competing against voices who can sing consistently throughout their range.
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