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2020-2021 AUDITION MATERIALS

The 2020-2021 audition requirements are different than in previous years. Please find your orchestra and instrument, and read the requirements carefully. The requirements will vary by orchestra.

CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE ORCHESTRA:

The CSOYO has four orchestras. Students must audition for a specific orchestra based on their level of skill and experience. (Please consult with your teacher or director for assistance in selecting the correct orchestra for your current skill level.)

                Prelude (strings only): 1-2 years of experience

                Etude (strings only): 2-3 years of experience

                Philharmonic (all instruments): intermediate level

                Symphony (all instruments):  advanced level

Applicants who are not chosen for their selected orchestra may be considered for membership in a lower orchestra.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS PER ORCHESTRA:

STRINGS auditioning for SYMPHONY, please prepare:

  1. Scales- prepare the listed scales and a chromatic scale. The judge will select one or two scales and the chromatic scale at the audition.
  2. Excerpts- Prepare excerpts #1, 2, 3 and 4

Strings auditioning for SYMPHONY will be considered for PHILHARMONIC also, and will be placed in the appropriate orchestra based on their overall scores.

 

STRINGS auditioning for PHILHARMONIC, please prepare:

  1. Scales- prepare the listed scales and a chromatic scale. The judge will select one or two scales and the chromatic scale at the audition
  2. Excerpts- prepare excerpts #3, 4, 5 and 6

Strings auditioning for PHILHARMONIC will be considered for ETUDE also, and will be placed in the appropriate orchestra based on their overall scores.

 

STRINGS auditioning for PRELUDE/ETUDE, please prepare

  1. Scales- prepare the listed scales and chromatic scale. The judge will select one or two scales and the chromatic scale at the audition.
  2. Excerpt- prepare excerpts #5 and #6

Strings auditioning for PRELUDE or ETUDE will have the same audition and will be placed in the appropriate orchestra based on their overall scores.

 

WOODWINDS and BRASS auditioning for SYMPHONY, please prepare:

  1. Scales- prepare the listed scales and chromatic scale. The judge will select one or two scales and the chromatic scale at the audition
  2. Excerpts- prepare all four excerpts

WOODWINDS and BRASS auditioning for SYMPHONY will be considered for PHILHARMONIC also and will be placed in the appropriate orchestra based on their overall scores.

 

WOODWINDS and BRASS auditioning for PHILHARMONIC, please prepare:

  1. Scales- prepare the listed scales and chromatic scale. The judge will select one scale and the chromatic scale at the audition
  2. Excerpts- prepare excerpts #3 and #4

 

PERCUSSION auditioning for SYMPHONY/PHILHARMONIC, please prepare:

  1. Excerpts #1, #2, #3 and #4.
  2. A two-minute solo piece of your choice on xylophone.

HARP auditioning for SYMPHONY/PHILHARMONIC, please prepare:

  1. Excerpts #1 and #2
  2. You must provide your own harp at auditions and during the season.

AUDITION MATERIALS: 

VIOLIN

VIOLA

CELLO

BASS

FLUTE

CLARINET

BASS CLARINET

OBOE

BASSOON

TRUMPET

F HORN

TROMBONE

BASS TROMBONE

TUBA

PERCUSSION

HARP