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