Percussion

AUDITION MATERIALS: PERCUSSION

UPDATE 5/20/20: The closure of schools due to COVID-19 has impacted accessibility to the percussion equipment required to successfully audition for the CSOYO. Because of these challenges, auditions for Percussion applicants will be deferred until the beginning of the CSOYO season, after school starts. These applicants will be auditioned in person at our rehearsal location at either the first or second scheduled rehearsal. The CSOYO Manager will contact applicants in July to schedule these in-person auditions. The audition requirements remain the same. Percussion Applicants MUST apply by the extended June 19, 2020 deadline in order to qualify for the deferred auditions. 

Due to some feedback we’ve received, we have REVISED the Percussion Audition requirements. Because of the required xylophone solo, we are removing the xylophone excerpt (PERCUSSION Ex. 4) and replacing it with a SNARE DRUM excerpt instead (PERCUSSION Ex. 5). Please see revisions below in RED. Thank you.

PERCUSSION auditioning for SYMPHONY/PHILHARMONIC, please prepare:

  1. Excerpts #1, #2, #3   and #4. and #5.
  2. A two-minute solo piece of your choice on xylophone.

You will need to bring a copy of your solo piece to the auditions for the judge.

PERCUSSION Ex. 1

PERCUSSION Ex. 2

PERCUSSION Ex. 3

PERCUSSION Ex. 4

PERCUSSION Ex. 5