Youth Symphony

Auditions & Registration

Auditions 2021-2022

The registration form below must be completed for each child wishing to participate in Youth Symphony.

Each student will be placed in the ensemble best suited to their skill level. Please check the sidebar for additional information about the audition guidelines, schedule, requirements, and more.

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    Please include student email if you would like for them to receive rehearsal reminders and other announcements.

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    Please note: Primary Parent/Guardian name and address must match on payment page.



    Would you like your contact info listed in the Youth Symphony Parent Directory? Families use this information to set up carpools and other things related to Youth Symphony. It will only be distributed to YS families.






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    The San Luis Obispo Symphony may take photographs, videos, or recordings of Youth Symphony auditions, rehearsals, and performances to be used on our website and/or social media accounts, as well as printed materials such as brochures and funding requests. While we will not tag or identify any student, your child's image may be used in these promotional materials in this and future years. No photographs, videos, or recordings will be sold or used for commercial purposes.

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    The information contained in this form will be used by the San Luis Obispo Symphony as it pertains to the Youth Symphony program. After clicking "submit" you will be redirected to a payment page. A $35 audition fee is required to reserve your child's spot in this program. If you have any questions regarding this payment, please call the San Luis Obispo Symphony office at 805-548-1586.

    Everything You Need to Know About YS Auditions

    Who can audition for YS?

    Youth Symphony is open to musicians that are high school seniors or younger. All students must fill out a registration form.

    Is there a fee?

    There is a non-refundable, non tax-deductible fee of $35 for each child auditioning for Youth Symphony.

    Where and when are auditions?

    In-Person Auditions:
    Monday, August 30
    SLO Senior Center
    1445 Santa Rosa Street, SLO

    Virtual Auditions:
    Upon request via Zoom

    Select your audition preference on the registration form. After you register and pay the audition fee, we will contact you with your time slot.

    What are the requirements?

    Each Youth Symphony ensemble is designed for different skill levels and each has their own audition requirements.

    Preparatory Strings

    • A prepared piece at the level of Bach Minuets in Suzuki Book 1 or higher
    • Possible sight reading of simple melodies
    • Scales (click the instrument below for sheet music):
      • 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

    Academy String Orchestra

    • Violin: A prepared piece at least at the level of Suzuki Book 3 or higher and experience in 3rd position
    • Viola and Cello: A prepared piece at least at the level of Suzuki Book 3 or higher
    • Possible Sight reading at an intermediate level
    • Scales (click the instrument below for sheet music):
      • Violin: 2-octave major scales – G, A C, D and B-flat
      • Viola: 2-octave major scales – C, D, F, and E-flat
      • Cello: 2-octave major scales – C, D, and one of your choice
      • Bass: 2-octave major scale of your choice

    Symphonic Winds

    • A prepared solo piece or part (please send in PDF of your part for our reference)
    • Possible simple sight reading
    • Four major scales of your choice and a chromatic scale

    Concert Orchestra

    Percussion

    • Snare drum roll
    • Timpani roll and tuning
    • Major scales on a mallet instrument
    Questions?

    If you have additional questions, please email jenny@slosymphony.org.