YS Audition Requirements

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Auditions

Auditions will take place at Community Baptist Church. 
Monday, May 21, 2018: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

and 

Friday, September 7, 2018: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Auditions in May are for all string players and Symphonic Winds. All wind and brass players who wish to play in Concert Orchestra for the first time should audition for Symphonic Winds in May. If the adjudicator feels the player may be ready for Concert Orchestra, they will be invited to audition for Concert Orchestra in September.

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

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 (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.

     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 (PDF below); student’s choice

Percussion Requirements

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