Etudes and Scales

2014 audition rehearsal recordings can be purchased in the NMEA Store.

Check your Spam or Junk folder if you can’t find the email with the link to the audition rehearsal mp3 music.

Choral audition materials

Jazz audition materials

String audition materials

Wind audition materials 

Percussion audition materials

 

Please see the following manuals for instructions on the audition process:

 

 

Audition excerpts, etudes and scales can be downloaded below. Please click on the first link to download the 2014 Excerpts in a PDF. Please click the second link to download a ZIP file with the 2014 Etudes and Required Scales.

Choral Scales and Arepeggios

2014 Choral Repertoire 

Jazz demo recordings are now available and can be purchased in the NMEA Store.

2014 REQUIRED JAZZ SCALES AND STYLES

PLEASE NOTE: Auditions for vibraphone are being taken this year. 

Alto Sax: Scales

Tenor Sax: Scales

Bari Sax: Scales

Lead Trumpet:

Trumpet: Scales

Trombone: Scales

Bass Trombone: Scales

Guitar: NO SCALES REQUIRED

Piano: Scales

String Bass: Scales

Vibes: Scales

Drumset (must also do Auxiliary audition): Required Styles Sheet

Auxiliary Percussion:

 

String Excerpts, Etudes and Scales

Here are Scales selections for String Auditions 2014 (MAJOR, minor):

  • Violin:              Bb                  f#
  • Viola:               F                    b
  • Cello:               F                    b
  • Bass:               Bb **             f#

** Bass Bb scale should progress continually higher (see approved Bill Ritchie 2012 scale sheet rewrite), rather than jumping down on the 5th note (F) as written in the original NMEA scale sheet (circa 1990ish)

2014 STRING SCALES

Wind Excerpts, Etudes, and Scales

2014 REQUIRED WOODWIND SCALES

2014 REQUIRED BRASS AND PERCUSSION SCALES

Percussion Excerpts, Etudes, Scales and Rudiments

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