HS Music Audition

General Music Audition

(required of all music applicants)

  • Audition (instrumental or vocal) held by the members of the NWSA music faculty.
  • Sight Reading.

SPED and LEP students are encouraged to apply.

Audition Workshops for 2020-21 Enrollment

The 90-minute presentation familiarizes applicants & parents on the music audition. Attendance is not required of applicants.

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 7:30 PM
NWSA HS Audition Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 996 9096 3284
Passcode: 2020

Instrumental Music Audition

In addition to chromatic scales specified, students may be asked to play 12 two octave scales in the range of the instrument.

Special note for jazz instrumental auditions: Jazz applicants (with the exception of jazz guitar) must first complete their "classical" audition and then return for the jazz portion.

pdficonDownload full Instrumental Music Audition Repertoire.

Vocal Music Audition

  • Perform one (1) solo piece from the Classical or Musical Theater repertory. This piece must be memorized. An accompanist will be provided for the auditions or, if you wish, you may bring your own. In either event you must be sure to bring at least one copy of your music to the audition. Anyone appearing without music will not be auditioned. You may not use a taped accompaniment or sing a cappella. [Rock, Gospel or Pop songs are not suitable for this audition.] See the Vocal Music Audition Repertoire for suggestions on appropriate literature.
  • Perform vocal exercises, given by the Director of Choral Activities, for the purpose of determining range, color, intonation, and pitch memory.
  • Sing a simple melody at sight.

pdficonDownload Vocal Music Audition Repertoire

Auditions 2020-21

All dates in person – rooms to be determined.
January 30, 9am‐12pm & 1pm‐4pm, Voice
February 6, 9am‐12pm & 1pm‐4pm, Voice
February 6, 9am‐12pm, Strings
February 6, 9am‐12pm, Brass
February 6, 1pm‐4pm, Winds
February 20, 9am‐12pm, Strings
February 20, 9am‐12pm, Brass
February 20, 1pm‐4pm, Winds
February 27, 9am‐12pm, Percussion
February 27, 1pm‐4pm, Jazz