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A prepared piece at least at the level of Bach Minuets in Suzuki Book 1.
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
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.
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
A prepared solo piece or part
Four major scales and a chromatic scale
Simple sight reading
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 assessed for intonation, control, tone, and presence.
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
Snare drum roll
Timpani roll from soft to loud
Major mallet scales