Students wishing to play in one of our Instrumental Music ensembles must play a brief placement/audition for Mr. Smith on the day of their Hopkins placement tests. Please read the following information as it pertains to your grade for the next academic year, and sign-up for a placement/audition time by clicking on the appropriate link and following the instructions on the Doodle poll.
Instructions for the Instrumental Music Placement Auditions
Grades 7–8 (Parts 1 & 2 only)
Grades 9–12 (Parts 1, 2, 3)
Please bring a prepared solo piece, etude, or music selection of your choosing that features your instrument. Be ready to play about 1-2 minutes of music from your piece that best shows your skill. Keep in mind that your selection shouldn’t be something that you consider very easy, nor should it be difficult for you. Rather, it should show your current technical and musical ability.Part 2:
For grades 7 and 8, please play a one or two octave major or minor scale on your instrument. For grades 9-12, please play a two or three octave major or harmonic minor scale, plus it’s arpeggio. Part 3:
Students entering grades 9-12 will also have a short sight-reading piece to play