Auditions

2019-2020 Season Audition Dates:

Weds. May 15 (5:00p-9:00p)
Weds. June 5 (5:00p-9:00p)
Thurs. June 6 (5:00p-9:00p)
Mon. August 12 (6:30p-9:30p)

Download the 2019 YOGC Auditions brochure.


String Orchestra Audition Requirements

(String players with at least one year of school orchestra or private lesson experience.)

SCALES
Violin, Viola and Cello: Choose any 2 of the following TWO OCTAVE Scales:

  • C, D, F, G, and A

String Basses: Choose any 2 of the following ONE OCTAVE Scales:

  • E, F, G, A and C.

Please play scales with a full beautiful tone: Quarter note = 88.

SOLO
Prepare and perform any solo of your choice. A well prepared audition will include a solo that features both lyrical and technical aspects. The Suzuki Series is an excellent resource.

SIGHT READING
Students will be asked to sight read a composition that is appropriate for the String Orchestra. The student will be given 1 minute to look over a short excerpt and then asked to play it to the best of their ability.

 

Youth Symphony Orchestra Audition Requirements

(Full orchestra; Must be able to compete at an All-State High School level.)

SCALES
Violin: Choose any 2 of the following THREE OCTAVE Scales:

  • G, A, Bb and C

Viola and Cello: Choose any 2 of the following THREE OCTAVE Scales:

  • C, D, Eb and F

String Bass: Choose any 2 of the following TWO OCTAVE Scales:

  • E, F, G, A, Bb and C.

Woodwinds AND Brass: Play two scales of the students choice. One will be allstate style with the first degree/tonic being a quarter note and the rest eighth notes. The other will be played as all whole notes.

Percussion: Play two scales of the students choice. One will be allstate style with the first degree/tonic being a quarter note and the rest eighth notes. The other will be played as all whole notes.

Keyboard: Play two scales of the students choice on a keyboard instrument.

Please play scales with a full beautiful tone: Quarter note = 88.

SOLO
Prepare and perform any solo of your choice. A well prepared audition will include a solo that features both lyrical and technical aspects.

**Percussion: Prepare and perform a solo OR excerpt on all of the following instruments: Snare, timpani and any keyboard instrument.

SIGHT READING
Students will be asked to sight read a composition that is appropriate for the Youth Orchestra. The student will be given 1 minute to look over a short excerpt and then asked to play it to the best of their ability.