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Auditioning for the 2017-2018 Season:

Fall Auditions will be held at Lakes Middle School on September 18. Click here to sign up for an audition time.

Returning students not wishing to change orchestras do not need to audition again.

Questions regarding auditioning can be directed to either Kristina Phillips or Michael Harrison.


Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Harrison
, Conductor

2017-2018 Audition Requirements

Scales:

Strings, Brass, Woodwinds:

2 octave scales: E major & arpeggio, Ab major scale & arpeggio, G melodic minor scales- up and down

Percussion:
Snare drum rudiments: 5-stroke and 9-stroke rolls – both double stroke and buzz stroke. Single Ratamacues & Flam accents.
Timpani – Demonstrate tuning capabilities; single stroke roll
Xylophone – same scales as outlined above
Accessory instruments – Demonstrate techniques on triangle, tambourine, bass drum, crash cymbals, suspended cymbal

Prepared piece of your choice:

This can be a solo, etude, or music you have worked on with your high school ensemble. Select music that you believe would best represent your musical abilities.

Sight reading:

Chosen by conductor.


Intermezzo Orchestra
Shad Frazier, Conductor

2017-2018 Audition Requirements

**Auditions will consist of playing required scales, prepared solo of your choice and sight-reading**

***Click on an instrument name to open a pdf document with the required scales***

Scales:

STRINGS
Violin:
D Major 2-octave
G melodic minor 2-octave

Viola:
G Major 2-octave
C melodic minor 2-octave

Cello:
A Major 2-octave
G melodic minor 2-octave

Bass:
G Major 1-octave
A minor 1-octave

WOODWINDS
Flute:
E Major 2-octave
F melodic minor 2-octave

Oboe:
D Major 1-octave
G melodic minor – 1 octave

Bassoon:
F Major 1-octave
G melodic minor 1-ocatve

Clarinet:
A Major – 2-octave
G melodic minor – 2-octave

BRASS
Trumpet:
D Major – 1 octave
F melodic minor – 1 octave

Horn:
A Major – 1 octave
C melodic minor – 1 octave

Trombone:
D Major – 1 octave
F melodic minor – 1 octave (beginning on F below the staff)

Tuba:
D Major – 1 octave
F melodic minor – 1 octave

PERCUSSION
*All percussionists auditioning will be required to demonstrate ability on Timpani, Bells and Snare Drum.*

Timpani:
Demonstrate ability to tune to given pitch.
Demonstrate single-stroke roll on timpani.
Bells:
D Major – 2 octave
C melodic minor – 2 octave
Demonstrate single-stroke roll on bells.
Snare Drum:
Double-stroke roll and orchestra roll – slow to fast to slow

Prepared piece of your choice:

This can be a solo or etude you have worked on by yourself or with a teacher. Select music that you believe would best represent your musical abilities.

Sight-reading:

To be chosen by conductor.


Debut Orchestra
Kristina Phillips, Conductor

2017-2018 Audition Requirements

**Auditions will consist of playing required scales, prepared solo of your choice and sight-reading**

Scales

***Click on an instrument name to open a pdf document with the required scales***

Violin:
C Major (1-octave)
G Major (2-octave)

Viola:
F Major (1-octave)
C Major (2-octave)

Cello:
F Major (1-octave)
C Major (2-octave)

Bass:
G Major (1-octave)
C Major (1-octave)

Prepared piece of your choice:

This can be a solo or etude you have worked on by yourself or with a teacher. Select music that shows how amazing you are!

Sight-reading:

Sight reading is a musical skill that involves playing something new for the first time. We use this to measure your music-reading ability. Not so scary. 🙂 (Music to be chosen by conductor.)


Forms

1. 2017-18 Application Form

2. 2017-18 Release Form for Media Recording

3. 17-18 CYO Tuition Scholarship App