Eligibility: 7th and 8th Grade music students in the State of Colorado are eligible to audition for the CMASC. Please see the Eligibility Page for more detailed requirements. CMASC also requires that the submitting director recommend all of their students auditioning, asserting that the auditioning student has the discipline and maturity to participate in a high level musical event.
Teachers may submit a maximum of 35 students per school. Any audition submissions over 35 will not be considered.
If accepted, students must agree to attend the entire two day event on March 10-11th, 2022. Students should be aware of this before submitting their audition recording.
Fees: Audition Fee: $25.00 per student Acceptance Fee: $40.00 (Only for students who are accepted into CMASC and are able to attend)
Participation fees, transportation, lodging, purchase of concert repertoire, and concert attire is all the responsibility of the auditioning school and/or the individual student. Orientation: All teachers and auditioning students MUST watch the orientation video or read the script found here before recording.
Audition Elements: Please read carefully. Practice audition materials are available to help prepare students for the real audition. Other methods of audition preparation are highly encouraged. On the recorded audition, students will: - Sing an accompanied prepared song (Aura Lee) - Sing an ascending and descending major scale - Sing an ascending and descending major triad - Sing a short musical excerpt after two hearings (aural recall) - Sing two short melodic examples at sight (see sightreading elements here).
The musical excerpt and 2 sight reading passages on the actual audition recording/script will be specific to the audition for each year (not the same as the practice materials). Students MAY NOT see the actual audition aural recall or sight reading passages prior to their audition recording.
Each student will audition with a recorded track and script. Teachers SHOULD NOT speak or play anything on a student's audition recording, as everything will be provided for them on the recorded script. Example videos of how to record can be found here.
Teachers will submit completed recorded auditions via festival scores. All information on how to create an account and submit audition recordings, can be found on the "Festival Scores Instructional Materials" page.
The deadline to submit registration forms and audition recordings online and pay audition fees either online or by mail is 5 PM, October 8th, 2021!
Available Voice Parts: There are SIX different scripts for each of the six available voice parts. Each script has recorded accompaniment, a scale, triads, aural recall and sight-reading transposed into a beneficial key for each voice part. Each student should audition for the voice part that works best for their voice based on the key in the provided scripts. You can see the available voice parts and associated keys for each of the elements in the practice materials.
Soprano 1, Soprano 2, and Alto - These students will be placed into either the Triplo or Mescolare choirs.
Tenor 1, Tenor 2, and Baritone - These students will be placed into the Cambiato choir.
NOTE: In the event that an unchanged assigned at birth male is accepted into the Triplo Choir and then begins to lower between his acceptance and the actual event, he may still participate in All State. He will just be moved to the part best suited for him in the Cambiato choir. Teachers, please contact your district governor if you have this situation.
Accommodations: CMASC offers audition accommodations for students with visual impairments or legally binding requirements for extended time. Teachers of students who need accommodations who wish to audition should email both co-chairs (email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org), who will provide alternate audition files upon request. Teachers MUST contact the Co-Chairs by 9/24/2021 for these modified audition materials. If directors do not contact them in the appropriate time frame and/or choose to change the audition without permission, the student’s audition will be automatically disqualified.
Selection Process: Click here to see how students are selected for the CMASC choirs each year.