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Audition Information – READ THIS FIRST
How not to get DISQUALIFIED…
The following are reasons CBDA will disqualify an audition while judging for the All-State Honor Groups:
- Talking or coaching is heard during the recording
- Digitally altering a recording (ex: the use of auto-tuning, etc.)
- Wrong solo or excerpt is played
- Wrong scales are played
- Solo is missing sections requested
- A metronome is heard during the scales or solo
- Track/Recording Blank
CBDA is not looking to disqualify any applicant, but each must follow these guidelines. Last year we saw an overwhelming number of applicants be disqualified over these 7 reasons.
Please double-check that you are following CBDA’s required excerpts and scales for the current year. Some solos have changed from the past rotation.
2021 Scales and Audition Etudes
Anyone wishing to audition for the HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE should go directly to www.cajazz.org and follow the instructions there.
Please select the scales and materials for the group you will be auditioning for.
Click here for additional information regarding All-State Jazz auditions (improvisation, scales, etc)
**note that there are no scale requirements for harp.
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2021 Honor Group Audition Information
- Concert Bands (High School and Junior High School)
- Jazz Bands only (High School and Junior High School)
- Vocal Jazz Director Instructions are included in the Recording Instructions listed below and at https://www.cajazz.org/honor-groups.
Important Forms (active when applicable)
- Student Information Collection Form
- Recording Instructions for Concert Band All-State Auditions
- Recording Instructions for Jazz All-State Auditions
California offers a junior high (Grades 7-8) All-State Honor String Orchestra, two junior high (Grades 7-8) All-State Honor Bands, a junior high (Grades 7-8) All-State Jazz Band, a high school (Grades 9-12) All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 3 high school (Grades 9-12) All-State Honor Bands, a high school (Grades 9-12) All-State Jazz Band, a high school (grades 9-12) All-State Honor String Orchestra, and a high school (Grades 9-12) All-State Honor Full Orchestra that will participate at the CBDA/CASMEC Convention in Fresno, February 18-21, 2021.
CBDA administers Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion for the All-State Band and Orchestra Auditions
The California All-State Honor Orchestra takes place during the same weekend as the All-State Honor Bands in Fresno. All Woodwind, brass and percussion students submitting auditions will be asked to choose from three options. Option 1: “I am auditioning for either All-State Honor Band or the All-State Honor Orchestra.” Option 2: “I am only auditioning for All-State Band.” Option 3: “I am only auditioning for All-State Orchestra.” Saxophone auditions will be considered for band only because there are no saxophone parts in the Orchestra music this year. All string players audition by going to www.codaorchestras.org and following the instructions on that website.