YS Audition Requirements


Auditions will take place at Community Baptist Church. Please review the audition schedule (click here) for available times then fill out this registration form (click here) making sure to follow the guidelines below.

Monday, May 21, 2018: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday, May 22, 2018: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Monday, June 4, 2018: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, September 7, 2018: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, September 8, 2018: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Who Needs to Audition and When?

Preparatory Strings - May and June Auditions
Symphonic Winds - May and June Auditions

Academy String Orchestra - May  and June Auditions
String Players for Concert Orchestra - May Auditions
Wind Players for Concert Orchestra - September Auditions
Brass Players for Concert Orchestra - September Auditions
Percussion - September 8 Auditions in the AM

Preparatory Strings

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

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

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 (PDF)

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 (PDF below); student’s choice

Percussion Requirements

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