WHAT LEVEL AM I?
Level 1: Pure beginner, can't read music, never sang or played an instrument before. Want to get started with something easy!
Level 2: Less than 2 years of musical experience, can read some basic music. Still struggling with basic technique, but not completely clueless. Can produce at least a one octave scale in 2 different keys.
*Level 3: Can read music independently at a moderate pace, and can produce most pitches within 2 octaves with basic quarter and eighth note rhythms accurately. 2-4 years experience. Have a moderate understanding of music, but would like to mature in tone, consistency, and musicality. If you've done music throughout elementary, this is a great place to start.
*Level 4: 5-7 years experience. Can read music comfortably without assistance fairly accurately. Can handle some technically challenging passages and ranges, with the ability to tune and harmonize with others. Still struggling with fast and complex rhythms, but wanting to master more difficult techniques. If you have participated in music ensembles throughout high-school or college, this would be an ideal level for you.
Level 5: 8-10 years experience. Can sight-read music fluently, with good control over tone, dynamics, articulation, and tempo. If you have studied music seriously in the past, and are currently active musically, this would be the ideal level for you. See audition requirements for Level 5.
*To ensure all individuals are keeping up with the ensemble, everyone will be asked to submit audio recordings for an assessment on the third week of the month (2-3 submissions per term). These assessments will help us determine whether individuals are place in the right level and seat/voice.