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Music Auditions

Date: Click Band, Choir, or Orchestra tabs for details. 
Students can enroll in Beginning Band, Choir, or Orchestra with no prior experience; there is no audition to enroll in the beginning level ensemble classes. However, freshmen with prior experience in band, jazz band, or orchestra must audition to be placed in intermediate or advanced-level ensembles.
Click on the name or use the arrows "Icon Expanding Arrow" to the right to expand each section and get details on scheduling auditions.
Audition Prep
Auditions are meant only for students with prior experience. Any student may enroll in Beginning Band without an audition.
Beginning Band
No Audition Required!
Intermediate, Advanced and Jazz Band
Bring in any music that you have worked on that demonstrates your current ability level.
Schedule Audition
Auditions will take place via video chat on Google Meet.  A parent must sit in on the audition to comply with CPS Acceptable Use Policy. Click on the link below to schedule your audition. This is only for students with prior experience.
Additional Questions?
Band - Mr. Michael Block at [email protected]
No audition is required to enroll in Honors Beginning Mixed Chorus. Because the choir curriculum relies upon understanding and application of the vocal techniques defined in the Estill Voice Method, all students who have not previously studied with Ms. Colby will be placed in Beginning Choir. Students with significant background in reading and singing music will have opportunities to support peers and take on leadership roles in class. After a year in Beginning Choir, students with significant prior experience will be considered for placement in Concert Choir (skipping Eagle Singers).
Additional Questions?
Choir - Kathryn Colby at [email protected]
An audition is required for students interested in the Intermediate or Advanced Orchestra. Any student may enroll in Beginning Orchestra without an audition.
Audition Prep
For students playing violin, viola, cello, or bass, students will be asked to play the following:
  1. Scales
  2. An excerpt from any piece you are working on
  3. Sight reading
Schedule Audition
Please reach out to Mrs. Rhea Basa, at ([email protected]) if you still need to schedule an audition.
Auditions will take place in the North Auditorium at Jones College Prep in May 2023. Check back for more information regarding dates, times, and how to schedule an appointment.
Additional Questions?
Orchestra - Rhea Basa, at [email protected]