Orchestra Opportunities
All Suburban & All State Audition Materials are available online and
from Mrs. Crock.
All Suburban Orchestra Registration window is open online now.
Please see Mrs. Crock to register for either audition.
All Suburban Auditions must be completed by next Fri. 10/26.
Please bring $10 audition fee made to Music Parents to Mrs. Crock.
All Suburban Auditions are November 5th at Pattonville HS.

All State Auditions are December 1st at Mizzou.

District MSHSAA Solo & Ensemble Contest
Solo & Ensemble Contest will be on Friday March 3rd,2012.
Please check
http://www.festivalmanager.com/mshsaa/src/top.htm  to make sure your piece
is on the repertoire list. 
You must turn in your contest application forms by Monday Jan 31 with $9 fee.
in order to be registered for the contest.  One form must be received for every
solo and one form for each ensemble.  Please print clearly.

Forms will be available in the music wing in January..

Packets with schedules, information and directions will be available in the office
about 10 days before contest.
Please turn in your transportation sheet one week before contest.
Map General Information School Information and Transportation Form pdf

Please check

If you need to cancel for any reason please contact Mrs. Crock immediately.
Please make sure you bring measured numbered original scores and parts for yourself
the judge and the pianist.  Please dress nicely.

Tentative Departure plans for Friday March 4th
Buses leave from PCHS at 12:15... eat first lunch.
and 3:30. Don't be late!  We would hate to leave without you!
If you wish to ride or drive you must turn in a transportation form.

Applications for the contest are due in the music office with a
$9.00 fee by Weds. Jan 27th.  We can final corrections
to your application for contest on Monday, Febr 1 but
everything needs to be finalized by that date.
Applications are available in the dept or online.
Music must be selected from the state required repertoire list.
Click PML for access to state repertoire list.

State MSHSAA Solo & Ensemble
State Solo & Ensemble Contest is Saturday, May 1st in Columbia MO
on the campus of University of Missouri, Columbia.
Students may not drive themselves.  They may drive with their parents or
parents of another student.  They may also drive with a director.
Schedules are available as of 4/19 in the music department.

Directions to University-Missouri Columbia
140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211-6120‎ - (573) 882-2606
108 mi – about 1 hour 56 mins

369 N Woods Mill Rd, Town and Country, MO 63017
University-Missouri Columbia
140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211-6120‎ - (573) 882-2606

Missouri All State Orchestra
All State Orchestra meets at MMEA at Tan Tara at the end of
January.  Audition information is available online at
the following address.  It is tremendous honor to
be chosen and a wonderful opportunity to play with some
of the best orchestra musicians in the state.

All Suburban Orchestra
All Suburban Orchestra audition information is online.
Please see this website for more information.
Should be a terrific experience for anyone!

Auditions are at
Pattonville Senior High School
2497 Creve Coeur Mill Rd
Maryland Heights, MO 63043-1199

Maryville University Orchestra
This newly formed orchestra under the direction of
Wendy Lea, meets Monday evenings at Maryville University.
The proximity to Central make it an ideal extra orchestra
experience.  See Mrs. Crock for more information.

Graded Scottish Fiddle Exams

We have an exciting opportunity for Central students to take the Royal
Scottish Academy of Music Scottish Fiddle (all string instruments) exams.
These are the traditional Scottish music exams offered by conservatories
to test students abilities at different levels of achievement.  Our guest artist
clinician, Brian MacNeill, on of the most renown experts in the field will be
offering these exams on Oct. 2nd, Friday here at Central High School. 

    We are the only site in the country that offers this unique opportunity. 
It is a unique opportunity for your child to play for the top expert in this field. 
It also provides the chance for him or her to earn a unique credential. 
Graded exams of this type are quite unusual and to have passed an exam
 of this type is a wonderful experience.  We have had a number of students
take this exams in the past and have been quite successful at it. I think it is
a unique and extraordinary educational experience whether they pass or not.

    There are 3 levels of exams available.  Grade 3, 4 and 5.   I have
repertoire suggestions so that students can be preparing right away. 
There are other parts of the exam including scales and arpeggios and
aural recognition of different styles of music.  Most students have been
studying a set of Grade 4 repertoire in class.  This repertoire must be
memorized in order to take the exam.  Grade 3 and 5 level repertoire is
available also.  I passed out information last spring regarding these exams
and I have packets available should anyone need specific lists of requirements. 
If Central orchestra students feel confident of their memorization of the
repertoire they have the skills to quickly prepare the rest of the exam already.

    More information is available at the RSAMD website at
(http://gradedexams.rsamd.ac.uk). The fiddle repertoire collections are now
available as well from www.scotlandsmusic.com and MP3 tracks can be
heard, or single tune scores downloaded, from www.playscottishmusic.com. 
Please see Mrs Crock for repertoire suggestions and fees involved.