Here are 10 tips for rehearsal and score preparation:
Be on time for all rehearsals and performances.
Number all measures.
Highlight your part with a yellow marker (watch for tutti vs. soli sections).
Circle dynamics and articulations with a red and blue pencil (red for loud and blue for soft.)
Circle the tempo markings, write in the metronomic markings, and note the most difficult sections indicated by D (difficult) or DD (most difficult) on the Beethoven Info Sheet
Study the German pronunciation guide and video.
Be sure to write in text translations for all music to be performed.
Secure rhythms; then learn pitches on neutral syllable (Ta, Ta, Bm, Bm)
Know your part and what you are a part of by studying other elements of the score in relationship to your part.
Listen to recordings and use the YouTube/MP3 learning files to help you rehearse your part. Be sure to spend extra time rehearsing the most challenging passages. You can find YouTube/MP3 singer learning aids on the PROJECT JOY webpage.