Dear Parents and Students:
Please review the information below regarding auditions in the CHHS Choral Program. Placing students in an appropriate choir is one of the hardest jobs that we have and we take it very seriously. We have spent much time looking over these lists and trying to catch any possible mistakes, however, it is very possible that someone was left off or a typo made. We respectfully ask that you contemplate the results of this audition and allow us time to finish organizing paperwork and reviewing information before making contact with us as described below. If you are missing from this list, please contact us immediately. If you have questions concerning your audition We will be happy to visit with you via the process below starting after May 26 as we need to focus our time and energy on the immediate needs of the Choral Department. This list will be provided to the counseling department and adjustments will be made to schedules as needed. Students enrolled in a choir class that they did not place in via audition will be removed by the counseling department. If you have not submitted an audition, you should still be listed on this roster in the Men’s / Women’s Choirs and your name should be in red. Every student is welcome in the CHHS Panther Choirs. Please contact Mr. Rinn if your name is missing.
Each day is an audition for future choir placement - make every day count!
All students are auditioned for placement; however, it should be noted that the CHHS Panther Choir offers a variety of performing organizations to meet the educational needs of all students interested in singing. We have many courses each catering to varied individual needs in order to provide the most complete and effective music education to each student. Auditions for choir placement are an ongoing process that culminate at the end of the year with an individual audition. We make every effort to be fair and provide opportunities for as many students as possible in our program; however, with over 200 students in choir there will always be competition at auditions. We spend many hours and use our best professional judgement when making decisions following auditions. Inevitably there will be disappointment with the results of any audition. Part of our role as arts educators is to help educate students on how to handle the high pressure of auditions, how to handle both bad and good news, how to ask for feedback in a constructive and professional way, and how to act with compassion to their classmates in the same situation. Once posted, all audition results are final and not open to debate; however, we would be happy to discuss areas of improvement with you for future auditions. In our quest to educate students to professionally handle the audition process and advocate for themselves we respectfully ask that the student contact us via email to email@example.com so that we can provide constructive written feedback. If the information provided via email needs further explanation we are happy to schedule a conference with the student and/or parent to discuss areas for improvement. Our goal as educators is to teach every student to be highly successful and at times we must make very difficult decisions that as professionals we know are best for the student. As professional musicians we have placed both first and last in auditions. Do not allow one audition performance to define your success as a musician.
We are proud of all of our students and very encouraged by the high level of musicianship displayed throughout the audition process. The 2016-2017 Panther Choirs will be stronger than ever and we are exited to work with you all.
2016-2017 Panther Chorale (3rd Period)
DE LA CRUZ, MELANIE
Concert Women’s Choir (5th Period)
Choraliers (2nd Period)
Women’s Choir (6th Period)
*Indicates that we did not receive an audition recording
JUAREZ ZAPATA, MICHELLE*
PENA MESA, HEFZI-BA
Men’s Choir (6th Period)
Ovation Jazz Choir (7th Period)
DI Voce Jazz Choir (7th Period)