SUMMER MUSIC INFO & CHALLENGE

 


CLICK HERE For a copy of the Summer Letter, Class Roster & Music 
(This has the links to all of the audio files and a digital copy of the sheet music)


 

The summer music in the link above will be our initial playing test for all students in the second week of school.  

 

For the possibility of moving up an orchestra level:

If a student withdraws over the summer in the next higher orchestra, and you would like to compete for this opening then fill out our Google Form to submit a video to compete for this spot. (only a few students could move up).

 

All students challenge with their current level music

(ex. Orch 2 plays Orch 2 summer excerpt to tryout for an Orch 3 spot)

June - July:


  • Practice all of your summer excerpts, starting at slow tempos and working your way to the metronome tempo listed.
  • Practice the listed scales at quarter note = 60.
  • If you are a current LVA student and didn't perform your jury by memory, then finish memorizing.


On July 19th - check here for the Scales and Excerpts for those who wish to challenge. Follow the instructions at the bottom by July 26th.

 

**Reminder** These challenges this week are optional, but if you would like to be considered to fill an open spot in a higher orchestra - we will need these audition videos. (On the second week of school, similar test spots will be chosen for all students).

 

 

Orchestra 1 Scale & Excerpts:

Violins

  1. B Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. A Knight’s Quest Vln 1 m. 25-44 @ Quarter = 148, m. 78-93 @ Quarter = 92

  3. A Knight’s Quest Vln 2 m. 78-89 @ Quarter = 92, m. 102-117 @ Quarter = 148

  4. Dance of the Trolls Vln 1 m. 23-39 @ Quarter = 160, m. 117-125 @ Quarter = 96 (No rit. For test)

  5. Dance of the Trolls Vln 2 m. 1-19 @ Quarter = 160, m. 166-190 @ Dotted Quarter = 69 (No accel. For test)

 

Violas

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. A Knight’s Quest m. 17-38 @ Quarter = 148, m. 86-101 @ Quarter = 92

  3. Dance of the Trolls m. 1-19 @ Quarter = 160, m. 166-189 @ Dotted Quarter = 69 (No accel. For test)

 

Cellos

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. A Knight’s Quest m. 76-85 @ Quarter = 92, m. 102-118 @ Quarter = 148

  3. Dance of the Trolls m. 96-113 @ Quarter = 96, m. 166-188 @ Dotted Quarter = 69 (No accel. For test)

 

Basses

  1. G# Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. A Knight’s Quest m. 76-90 @ Quarter = 92, m. 102-118 @ Quarter = 148

  3. Dance of the Trolls m. 97-113 @ Quarter = 96, m. 166-190 @ Dotted Quarter = 69 (No accel. For test)


 

Orchestra 2 Scale & Excerpts:

Violins

  1. B Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60 

  2. Adagio and Presto  m. 49-71, 92-120 @ Quarter = 120

  3. Keystone m. 75-103 @ Quarter = 110

  4. Westridge Overture m. 116-129 @ Quarter = 120

 

Violas

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Adagio and Presto  m. 59-73, 152-166 @ Quarter = 120

  3. Keystone m. 87-103 @ Quarter = 110

  4. Westridge Overture m. 203-218 @ Quarter = 120

 

Cellos

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Adagio and Presto  m. 144-154, 184-191@ Quarter = 120

  3. Keystone m. 88-103 @ Quarter = 110

  4. Westridge Overture m. 70-101 @ Quarter = 100

 

Basses

  1. G# Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Adagio and Presto  m. 33-48, 144-154, 184-191@ Quarter = 120

  3. Keystone m. 88-106 @ Quarter = 110

  4. Westridge Overture m. 10-30 @ Quarter = 125

 

 

Orchestra 3 Scale & Excerpts:

Violins

  1. B Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Serenade m. 46-60, 92-112 @ Dotted Quarter = 96

  3. Suite for Strings Movement 1 bottom part, upper divisi m. 22-47 Quarter = 110, Movement 3 bottom part m. 33-57 Quarter = 130

 

Violas

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Serenade m. 53-62, 111-124 @ Dotted Quarter = 96

  3. Suite for Strings Movement 1 m. 38-43 Quarter = 110, Movement 3 bottom part 49-65 Quarter = 130 

 

Cellos

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Serenade m. 42-61, 119-130 (upper divisi) @ Dotted Quarter = 96

  3. Suite for Strings Movement 1 m. 38-46 Quarter = 110, Movement 3 bottom part m. 65- 77 Quarter = 130

 

Basses

  1. G# Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Serenade m. 46-60, 62-70, 121-127 @ Dotted Quarter = 96

  3. Suite for Strings Movement 3 m. 56-61 Quarter = 130

 

 

 

 

By the end of the day, July 26th:

  1. Video the scale and excerpts above for your currently assigned orchestra level. Make sure that your metronome is clearly audible. 

  2. Video your May Jury - away from any stand/music to show that it is memorized (this is only for those who didn't perform their jury by memory in May).

  3. Upload your videos to YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive (or similar online storage). Uploading is almost always slower than downloading, so allow plenty of time before the deadline. Be sure to save them as unlisted (not private - so that we can view them). CCSD Google Drive has unlimited storage, but you have to check the share settings to allow us to view them (make sure to choose the “share link” option in the gear settings).

  4. Fill out this Google form. (You will need to copy your URL links of your uploaded videos and them paste them in this Google form by July 26th 2020)

If there are any problems, email Mr. McAllister at mcallen@nv.ccsd.net  and Mrs. Springer at sprinlr@nv.ccsd.net

 

 

    Thank you,

Eric McAllister & Lindsey Springer

- Directors