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2019-2020 Season Youth Symphony (YS) Audition Requirements:

SCALES – memorized

String/Harp Player:

All Major and Melodic Minor, 3 Octaves when possible

Performed in EIGHTH notes at the minimum tempo of quarter note = 60

No Arpeggios

HARP: All major scales and their natural minors, 2 octaves

Woodwind & Brass Player:

All Major and Melodic Minor, 2 octaves when possible

Performed in SIXTEEN notes at the minimum tempo of quarter note = 60

Chromatic scale slurred full range of instrument


SOLO

Unaccompanied solo work or movement of a sonata or concerto of student’s choice.  Include both fast and slow passages and show advanced techniques.  Student will be stopped at judges’ discretion.


EXCERPTS

WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU LISTEN TO RECORDING OF THE ORCHESTRAL WORKS THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PREPARE.  

Should you feel the excerpts are above your abilities, please contact Todd Betz ASAP to arrange for a different group first preference.  Youth Symphony would no longer be your first preference.  Please be aware that this may change the time of your audition.  Please do NOT wait until the last minute!

Click on the instrument for your excerpts:

Excerpts for Youth Symphony August auditions will be posted on July 1. 

SIGHT-READING

The audition will end with short sight-reading passage provided by the conductor.

Don’t neglect practicing sight reading pieces you are unfamiliar with to help prepare for this part of the audition.

Best of luck in your preparation, always start slow and work with a metronome!!


QUESTIONS? Contact: Todd Betz  [email protected]