2021-2022 Audition Information
We are thrilled that you want to be part of the award-winning Centennial High School Choral Department. Because of our current school shut down, we are making modifications to our audition process to best serve all students interested in singing. Auditions are designed not to exclude students, but rather, to help us place them in the appropriate choral ensemble so that we can best support your musical development and growth.
For the 2021-2022 school year, Vocal Assessments will be required for all students seeking membership in advanced ensembles (VARSITY TREBLE CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, and SHADES OF BLUE, & CANTARE).
Auditions are not required to be a member of our program. You may join our program by adding "Choral Music" to your schedule for the upcoming school year. New Students that do not wish to audition for one of these groups will be placed in the ensemble that most appropriate for their previous musical experience. Students currently enrolled in our program that do not wish to audition for one of these groups will be placed based on information collected through assignments that are required of all CHS Choir Members.
SPECIAL NOTE: We realize that during this time you may be dealing with circumstances that could affect your ability to prepare/participate in this process. Please contact Mr. Cooley if you encounter issues so that might assist you with this process.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED OF ALL CHOIR MEMBERS AS PART OF YOUR ONLINE LEARNING:
Preparing for your Sight-reading Audition:
The goal of this process is to determine the current level of your independent music reading skills. The results of this assessment will not only help us place you in the appropriate ensemble, but also support our work as teachers to refine our teaching plans for the coming school year. We do not expect that every student be able to perfectly perform these examples. Mistakes are acceptable and expected.
In order to further prepare yourself for the sight-reading audition use the resources on this page. Procedures for your online sight-reading audition are as follows:
STUDENTS WISHING TO AUDITION FOR CHAMBER SINGERS
We welcome any student in the 10th-12th grade that will be enrolled in the CHS Choir Program during the upcoming school year to audition for this group.
In addition to the elements listed above, students that desire to be considered for membership in Chamber Singers will be required to complete one additional assessment task. Music and Rehearsal Materials for this portion of the audition process will be posted in Schoology no later than Wednesday, April 28th. Live, ensemble auditions will be conducted in the choir room on the afternoons of May 3rd and 4th.
SR Practice Files