Sightreading Test Preparation

Exam Day

October 27-28, 2016

It is now time for you to prepare for your sightreading exam. This exam will give us the opportunity to hear you sing individually and for you to both see and hear your actual test materials.

Students will sing a prepared exercise.


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for a Printable PDF example packet

CLICK - Examples 11-20

CLICK - Examples 21-30



For this exam, you may practice the possible exercises (11-30) on the Sightreading Page of this website and from exercises practiced and prepared in class. You should be prepared to sing any of exercises. You will draw a random exercise from these sets for your singing evaluation.

Typical Sightreading Audition Procedures For Exams
(The rules used in this exam are chosen from this list.)
Here are the rules for the upcoming singing exam:

1. You may prepare for this exam by practicing these exercises as many times as you wish.

2. The possible exercises are posted on this website in the Sightreading section .

3. On the day of the exam, you will sing in alphabetical order during your class period.

4. Failure to attempt the exercise will result in a grade of zero. All properly completed performances will receive at least partial credit. Completing the exercise with the correct syllables and rhythms will insure a passing grade. High grades will be given to students who complete the exercise with correct syllables, correct rhythms, correct hand signs and correct pitches.

5. On the day of the exam, you will go individually to a performance room where you will sing your exam. A monitor will help keep you in order and insure that the rules are followed.

6. Each student will be given one opportunity to sing the exercise.

7. When you enter the room, you will draw a number to indicate which exercise you will sing. You will also need to confirm your name and class period at this time.

8. You will be given a card containing the exam exercise. Do not write on this card.

9. You will hear a recording that contains DMSMDSD in the proper key. You will also hear the first pitch.

10. You may not practice in the audition room.

11. You will hear instructions that you may begin.

12. You will have 30 seconds to complete your singing.

13. Turn In the exercise card to the monitor and return quickly to class.

14. When all auditions are complete and graded, we will post grades in Parent Portal.


Here Is A Sample Of The Expected Student Performance

Sightreading Exam

Note: We will use your performance as a part of your grade and future placement exam.
Good Luck in your preparation!!!

Example

Description
Audio File
Grade
You Singing

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