IMEA Auditions

IMEA presents an opportunity for GBN students to sing with the most talented and dedicated choral students in District 7 and the entire state of Illinois. All students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are eligible.

Interested students must complete THIS FORM.

AUDITION PROCESS
Students will prepare five repertoire selections for auditions. Students will sing excerpts from these selections. While students must prepare all five songs, the audition excerpts will not be announced until the day of the auditions. These pieces need not be memorized. GBN has purchased the sheet music for these selections for you.

Students will sight-read a short melody.

Students will sing scales: major, natural minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor.*

Students will sing triads: major, minor, diminished, augmented.*

* Scales and triads will be in the key of F for sopranos and tenors, the key of Db for altos and basses.

For detailed audition information CLICK HERE.

PERFORMANCE
Students selected for IMEA and/or the state chorus will work with a renowned conductor (Mr. Martin Sirvatka!) on compelling repertoire and perform at the District 7 festival. Students selected for the all-state choir will perform at the IMEA state festival in Peoria in January under the direction of Dr. R. Paul Crabb from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

IMPORTANT DATES

Time
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
3:00 PM
All Day
Date
Wednesday, August 31
Friday, September 2
Tuesday, September 7
Thursday, September 9
Tuesday, October 4
Wednesday, October 5
Thursday, October 6
Saturday, November 12
January 25-28
Activity
Audition Prep
Audition Prep
Audition Prep
Audition Prep
Audition Prep
Audition Prep
Audition
District 7 Performance
All-State Performance
Location
GBN
GBN
GBN
GBN
GBN
GBN
Crystal Lake South HS
Crystal Lake Central HS
Peoria, IL

Ladies First Callbacks

I’m so proud of all the young women who auditioned today for Ladies First. You were brave, courageous, talented and hard working! Simply engaging in the audition process will improve your ability as a singer, public speaker, and presenter. The best way to get better at auditions is to prepare for and engage in auditions at every opportunity.

Thank you for your effort and enthusiasm!

The following students are called back for singing and dancing auditions on Tuesday, August 30 at 3:00 PM. Students will dance first and finish the audition process singing in trios. Auditions are scheduled to be complete by approximately 5:30 PM.

CALLBACKS

      Alison W
      Alyssa M
      Brooke N
      Cathy Z
      Celia G
      Jessica K
      Maddie H
      Maddy C
      Maya R
      Abby K
      Alli T
      Amy G
      Carly M
      Emily M
      Erica U
      Erin M
      Francine D
      Gemma G
      Kathleen D
      Maddie F
      Michelle M
      Olivia C
      Zoe S

Any student that would like to discuss why she was or was not selected for a callback should feel free to stop by Mr. Skalinder’s office for a positive and constructive conversation about how to advance further in future audition environments.

Ladies First Auditions

UPDATE: CLICK HERE to watch and learn the choreography for callbacks.

Let the fun begin! Save the dates and make your way through the information and resources posted below. Good luck, ladies!

Audition Clinic
Thursday, August 25 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Individual Auditions
Monday, August 29 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Callbacks
Tuesday, August 30 3:00 PM-5:30 PM

AUDITION PACKET & CALENDAR
Click HERE to view and/or print a packet containing important audition information, instructions, and a calendar of Ladies First rehearsal and performance dates and times.

MUSIC
Click HERE to view and/or download sheet music for the Loyalty Song.
Click HERE to view and/or download sheet music for the 16-bar excerpt.
Click HERE if you wish to listen to a sample recording that includes the 16-bar excerpt.

AUDITION TIMES
Sign up for audition times HERE.
Please be sure you are logged into your Glenbrook 225 account or you will be unable to add your name to the list.

CONFLICT NOTIFICATION
Complete the Conflict Notification form HERE.
This form is a crucial component in the audition process. Please be sure you are logged into your Glenbrook 225 account or you will be unable to complete the form.

A Cappella at Orientation

Fermata Frosh O 2016
Ow Frosh O 2016

Thanks to Fermata Nowhere and Ow! – both groups worked hard on short notice to prepare a fun performance for Freshmen Orientation. And, as always, we extend our appreciation to the sound, light, and stage crews for making what we do possible!

Express 2016

Bryn Muraff
Melissa Goldin
Kelsey MacDonald
Sara Dolins
Kaitlyn Schneider
Kate Frieden
Samantha Kelly
Emma Remish
Sara Stocking
Maya Horwitch
Danielle Kates
Agata Adamczyk
Gillian Redstone
Martine Fulling
Reede Norlie
Andrew Kwolek
Jacob Denenberg
Zack Slater
Quinn McCarthy
Garrett Shuman
Jeremy Stein
Jaden Levine
Kevin Wang
Nathaneal Frese
Jack Westel

Audition Results

Thanks to all who auditioned for Ow!, Express, and/or Fermata Nowhere. Results are here!

Ow!

Jacob Denenberg
Reede Norlie
Andrew Kwolek
Quinn McCarthy
Jonah Pazol
AJ Seymour
Jaden Levine
Garrett Shuman
Josh Gonzalez
Kevin Wang

 

Fermata Nowhere

Agata Adamczyk

Danielle Kates

Bryn Muraff

Samantha Kelly

Hannah Godnik

Sara Stocking

Riva Akolawala

Melissa Goldin

Emily Chang

Martine Fulling

Maya Horwitch

 

Express results will be posted once I have all of the commitment sheets back.  Thank you.