Guitar in the Music Classroom

 

 

2017 NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble

Auditions:

February 11, 2017 at The College of New Jersey (Music Dept.), 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ 08628 Ewing, NJ 

9:00-1:00 pm (snow date Sunday, Feb. 12th @ Bayonne High School,  667 Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ 07002
12:00-3:00 pm)

Audition Requirements for students in grades 9-12

Set Piece: II of Two Lullabies by Kevin J. Cope
Scale Requirement:  E Melodic Minor
Ensemble Excerpt:  see PDF file below
Sight Reading at the audition.

Students will be judged on a point system for correct notes and rhythms, tone quality, musicality: dynamics, phrasing, interpretation and overall quality of preparation for prepared piece, ensemble excerpt, scale and sight reading.

Rehearsal 1: April 1, 2017 from 9:00-12:00 pm at Location:JP Stevens High School, 855 Grove Ave, Edison, NJ 08820
( snow date, Location: Bayonne High School,  667 Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ 07002, April 2nd from 4:00 -7:00 pm)

Rehearsal 2: April 29, 2017 from 9:00-12:00 pm at Location: Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601.

Rehearsal 3:  May 6, 2017 at The College of New Jersey (Music Dept.), 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ 08628 Ewing, NJ 11:00-11:45 am.

Performance  May 6, 2017 @ TCNJ (no snow date)

Ensemble Performance 12:00 pm
Student Showcase 12:30 pm
Guest Artist 1:00 pm

Audition Fee for NJMEA : $10(non refundable) Participation Fee (if selected):  $50.00 

Personnel:

Loren C. Fortna, conductor 
NJMEA Guitar Festival Directors: Thomas Amoriello & Keith Calmes
Thank you to Kevin J. Cope for providing the set piece for the audition.

Guitar2Lullabyes

GuitarScales

Guitar Application

GuitarEnsembleExcerpt

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