Audition Information

Audition Specifications

  • Note: If you have already auditioned for Program Director, you can just register for the orchestra that you’ve been approved for
  • Summary: Recorded auditions for Orchestra A, B, or C include 1. a scale; 2. solo excerpt;  3.  read and play one of the excerpts below. Record your audition and upload to any media sharing site (youtube, vimeo, dropbox, etc.) and include a link in the registration form.
  • Explanation Details: Auditions for the Vivace Orchestra A, Presto Orchestra B, and Concertino Orchestra C should include your choice of a major scale, two minutes of a well-prepared solo selection, and a reading excerpt; 5-6 minutes total. ***All excerpts should be played on the same recording!*** The scale should highlight your mastery of range and tone, so please play the maximum number of octaves you can with good intonation. The solo excerpt should demonstrate your strengths as a player, i.e., position work, vibrato, technique, intonation, etc.. Memorization and piano accompaniment are optional. There are three reading excerpts for each instrument. Choose one that stretches your abilities while still maintaining accuracy and play it on your recorded audition.
  • Audition for the Children’s Beginning Orchestra D is a 1-octave D Major scale.
  • No audition required for the Youth Chorus or the Senior/Adult Beginning Orchestra.

Reading Excerpts (choose 1):


Excerpt 1:Screen Shot 2019-03-07 at 3.44.12 PM.png

Excerpt 2:

Violin Sight Reading 2.png

Excerpt 3:

Violin Sight Reading 1.png


Excerpt 1:

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Excerpt 2:Viola Sight Reading 2.png

Excerpt 3:

Viola Sight Reading 1.png


Excerpt 1:

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Excerpt 2:

Cello Sight Reading 2.png

Excerpt 3:

Cello Sight Reading 1.png


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Excerpt 2:Bass Sight Reading 2.png

Excerpt 3:

Bass Sight Reading 1.png
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