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2020-2021 Season Youth Symphony (renamed Symphony Orchestra – SyO for 2020-2021 season) Audition Requirements:

SCALES – memorized

Requested Scales for the PYS-Accept August Video Auditions will be posted on the audition page on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

String Player:

All major and melodic minor, 3 octaves

120bpm per note, no vibrato, even rhythm

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 covering 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 the part and then check next to the download for the specific excerpts to prepare:

Violin Excerpt-PYS-Aug.-Audition
Viola Excerpt – PYS Aug. Audition
Cello Excerpt – PYS Aug. Audition
Bass Excerpt – PYS Aug. Audition

Flute Excerpt – PYS Aug. Audition
Oboe Excerpt – PYS Aug. Audition
Clarinet Excerpt – PYS Aug. Audition
Bassoon Excerpt – PYS Aug. Audition


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]