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Middle Level Honors Orchestra

Grades 7–9

February 17-18, 2023

University of Northwestern-St. Paul

Roseville, MN

Online Audition Process

It is essential that students and teachers plan ahead. Do not wait until the last day to apply!

WE RECOMMEND GIVING YOURSELF A FEW DAYS AHEAD OF THE DEADLINE TO ENSURE YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME TO NAVIGATE ANY UNFORSEEN ISSUES.


Step 1 —  Log in or Sign up on Acceptd.

NOTE: If you have an account from last year, please  Log in to Acceptd here. If you do not have an Acceptd account, New Acceptd account sign-up

  • To help you assemble all the required information from the student/guardian/teacher, A PDF fillable-form is available for download on

www.MNSOTA.org/events/middle-level-honors-orchestra

 

Step 2 — Complete application and media upload

  • All personal information entered into GetAcceptd will be hidden from the judges to allow for anonymous judging.

If the student/guardian or teacher/director has any technical difficulties with the uploading process, it is the student/guardian’s or their sponsoring teacher/director’s responsibility to contact Acceptd technical support team at support@getacceptd.com or 1-888-725-2122 ext 2.

 

Step 3 —  Payment

Your entry is rendered complete upon payment.



ALL OF THE APPLICATION INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL SIGNATURES, MUST BE RECEIVED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2022 BY 9:00 PM. Incomplete or late entries will NOT be considered.



Audition and Upload Requirements

  1. Each student must upload four separate audio files into his/her Acceptd user profile. Each file should be named according to the title of the submission (e.g. “G major scale” or “Vivaldi Concerto”). Please do not include any information that could identify the applicant in file names.
  2. All scales are to be played two octaves ascending and descending at q = 80 (or faster) with the rhythm. A metronome must not be used during recording. Audition scores will be docked points for incorrect rhythm or slow tempo of scales.
    • File 1 – The specified major scale for their instrument, recorded without metronome and with the tempo and rhythm above.
      • Violin: D Major
      • Viola: G Major
      • Cello: G Major
      • Bass: G Major
    • File 2 – The specified minor scale for their instrument, recorded without metronome and with the tempo and rhythm above.
      • Violin: E Melodic Minor
      • Viola: A Melodic Minor
      • Cello: A Melodic Minor
      • Bass: E Melodic Minor
    • File 3 – The specified excerpt for their instrument, recorded without accompaniment.  
      • Violin: Third movement of Concerto in A Minor by Vivaldi(Suzuki, Vol. 4), beginning to beat 1 of measure 50
      • Viola: First movement of Concerto No. 5 by F. Seitz (Suzuki, Vol. 4), first 45 measures, not counting piano intro
      • Cello: La Cinquantaine (Suzuki, Vol. 3), measures 17–40
      • Bass: Introduction and Dance by L. Scarmolin (Ludwig), measures 9–51
    • File 4 – A short piece, excerpt or etude of their own choosing not to exceed 2 minutes in length. This selection must be recorded without accompaniment, and must be of equivalent or greater difficulty to the required piece. Pop tunes and novelty pieces are not appropriate.  Please indicate the title of your choice piece in the file name using composer last name and piece title.

Any application or guideline questions, should be directed to Aimee Paar-Olson, HonorsOrchestra@mnsota.org. For technical questions or concerns, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.