Audition Requirements

Beginning the 2016-2017 school year, the following courses will take effect as the new Instrumental Program at the Heritage Academy Mesa Campus:  
  • Band
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Orchestra
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Encore (modern music ensemble)
  • Music Theory (1 semester course)
  • Songwriting/Performing (1 semester course)


Click on the link below for the Audition Materials:
The audition requirements for each ensemble are as follows.  Students must:
  1. Play a prepared piece provided by the music dept.  Click the "Audition Materials" link below to find your piece to prepare.
  2. Sight read music provided during the audition
  3. Play major scales or percussion rudiments as asked by the teacher.
  • Jazz only- Improvise solo on a 12 bar blues in Bb (concert pitch), including percussion. In addition to above. 
  • Songwriting/performing- must play a piece composed by themselves in lieu of #1 above
  • Music Theory- students only need to pass a pre-test to determine if eligible to take the course.  
Audition Dates:
  • April 6-7, 2016 from 3:30-4:30 in Band Rm.  This is for all new incoming students!!
  • April 19- 20, 2016 during class for current students!!