The information below pertains to past auditions; however, they can give you an idea of what to expect for future auditions.
Latin Music Ensembles are open to any Texas State student by audition. Please follow the instructions below:
Sunday, January 15, Room 135:
3:30-5:00pm: Rhythm section
2:00-3:30pm: Overflow (Sign up here if you cannot attend the previous dates)
Download the zip file below and select the music for your instrument. Singers should prepare up to two mariachi standards and provide their own accompaniment (either live or pista; NO singing along with a recorded singer).
· Guitarron, Armonia and Trumpets need to have ALL of it prepared
· Violins need to prepare "El Querreque," measures 122 – 192.
Watch this video for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slJD2SVyqIM
NOTE: Any student unable to attend these auditions, MUST submit an audition video NO later than Friday, 1/13 by midnight to be considered.
Rehearsals for the semester begin Wednesday, 1/18 @ 11am
First Master Class is Wednesday, 1/18 @ 7pm
Download the zip file below and select the music for your instrument. (Percussionists, note that you have a separate Zip file and additional instructions below.) Singers should prepare up to two salsa standards and provide their own accompaniment (either live or pista; NO singing along with a recorded singer).
Percussionists will audition by playing the Son Montuno patterns on Conga, Timbal, Bongo and the Merengue patterns on Conga, Tambora and Güira.
Percussionist are encouraged to play any other Latin rhythms that they may know.
Percussionists will also play Exercise 1 from Ted Reeds' Syncopations book. The following are the rules on how to play exercise 1:
Play 4 measures of time in 2-3 son montuno style followed by playing 4 measures (a line) out of exercise 1. Eighth notes are to be played on the high drum and quarter notes or notes of greater value on the low drum. Do this until you have played the entire page.