Audition Materials

CSOYO 2022-2023 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

(Please see the Audition Information page for Eligibility requirements and Application steps. Interested Applicants must select the appropriate orchestra prior to auditioning. Please contact your school music director or private teacher for assistance in choosing an orchestra.)

CSOYO Auditions will include scales, excerpts, and SIGHTREADING (new this season). Audition materials for each instrument are located at the bottom of this page. 

 

STRINGS auditioning for SYMPHONY, please prepare:

  1. Scales - prepare the listed scales in the range and tempo indicated.
  2. Excerpts- Prepare Excerpts #1, 2, 3 and 4 (violins should also prepare Excerpt A)
  1. Sightreading

Strings auditioning for SYMPHONY will be also considered for PHILHARMONIC 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 in the range and tempo indicated.
  2. Excerpts- prepare Excerpts #3, 4, 5 and 6
  3. Sightreading

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

 

STRINGS auditioning for ETUDE, please prepare:

  1. Scales- prepare the listed scales in the range and tempo indicated.
  2. Excerpts- prepare Excerpts #5, 6, 7 and 8
  3. Sightreading

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

 

STRINGS auditioning for PRELUDE, please prepare:

  1. Scales – prepare the listed scales in the range and tempo indicated.
  2. Excerpts – prepare Excerpts #7 and 8
  3. Sightreading

 

WOODWINDS and BRASS auditioning for SYMPHONY, please prepare:

  1. Scales- prepare the listed scales at the rhythm, range and tempo indicated.
  2. Excerpts- prepare all four excerpts
  3. Sightreading

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 at the rhythm, range and tempo indicated.
  2. Excerpts- prepare excerpts #3 and #4
  3. Sightreading

 

PERCUSSION auditioning for SYMPHONY/PHILHARMONIC, please prepare:

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

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.

 

Thank you for your interest in the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras. If you have any questions, please call the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras office at 423-267-9011 or email at csoyo@chattanoogasymphony.org.

 


AUDITION MATERIALS: 

VIOLIN

VIOLA

CELLO

BASS

FLUTE

CLARINET

BASS CLARINET

OBOE

BASSOON

TRUMPET

F HORN

TROMBONE

BASS TROMBONE

TUBA

PERCUSSION

HARP