Saskatchewan Music Educators Association
Honour Band / Honour Choir / Honour Orchestra - updated for 2017
Audition Requirements & Rules
Auditions/Nominations Accepted NOW till May 15th, 2017
Band & Choir General Information
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to any Saskatchewan student enrolled in Grade 9 -12 at the start of the school year (Sept 2017). Applicants are expected to perform at a high school level (or beyond) in all aspects of music. Placement in an Honour Group is at the discretion of the auditioning adjudicators. All auditions are anonymous. There is zero tolerance for auditions which contain "identity indicating" speech of any kind. (Placement in the Provincial Honour Choir is done through teacher evaluations and some by independent audition.)
Cost of Participation: SMEA is waiving the $10 audition fee per group/instrument to which they apply and provide an MP3 audition, as a recognition of SMEA's 60th Anniversary! There is no audition charge($10) required for 2017.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates: The Honour Groups 2017 will take place in Regina from Thursday Oct 26 (noon) to Saturday Oct 28) with Gala Concert at 4:30 PM Oct 28, 2017. The recorded performance will take place in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Music Conference, oct 26, 27, 28 - 2017. Musicians failing to attend any rehearsal may be required to withdraw from their respective group.
Audition: Applicants are responsible for recording and sending in a good quality recording of the audition materials required. Submissions should be made using the MP3 format.
Each audition recording must be accompanied by the appropriate form (links above). MP3's submitted without being properly identified with student name, instrument/voice, and not having a corresponding signed form will be discarded.
Nomination / Audition Deadline: is May 15th, 2017 . Items postmarked after that day will not be accepted. All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their recommendation by June 15, 2017. There will be no extension of the deadline this year. Students will have some of the repertoire (if not all) by the end of June.