Youth Symphony Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements

Super Bows!

An audition is not required to join Super Bows!. Fill out the registration form to sign up.

Preparatory Strings

A prepared piece at least at the level of Bach Minuets in Suzuki Book 1.

Scales
     Violin: 1-octave D and A Major, 2-octave G Major
     Viola: 1-octave D and G Major, 2-octave C Major
     Cello: 1-octave D and G Major, 2-octave C Major
     Bass: 1-octave G Major

Sight reading of simple melodies

Cadet Winds

One prepared piece from a band method book and one major scale.

Academy String Orchestra

A prepared piece at the level of Suzuki Book 3 or higher.

Scales
     Violin Scales: 2-octave G, A C, D and B flat Major. 
     Viola Scales: 2-octave C, D, F, and E flat Major
     Cello Scales: 2-octave C, D Major and one of your choice
     Bass Scales: 2-octave Major scale of your choice

Sight reading at an intermediate level

Symphonic Winds

A prepared solo piece or part
Four major scales and a chromatic scale
Simple sight reading 

Concert Orchestra

A prepared piece of your choice

Required Orchestral Piece, which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page
     Overture to La Gazza Ladra - Rossini
     If you are auditioning for Concert Orchestra for the first time, use the second part. If you are returning, use the first part.

All auditions may include sight reading from pieces that may be performed in the upcoming season.

All musicians will be judged for intonation, control, tone, and presence.

     Strings
     
3-octave Major scales up to 3 flats and 3 sharps. Adjudicators may ask for bowing variation. 

     Brass and Woodwinds
     
2-octave Major scales up to 4 flats and 4 sharps
     2-octave Chromatic scale
     Prepared piece; student’s choice

Percussion Requirements

Snare drum roll
Timpani roll from soft to loud
Major mallet scales