Audition Information

Audition Specifications

  • Note: If you have already auditioned for Program Director, please contact VivaceOrchestraCamp@gmail.com or phone Mrs. Willey to get instructions of how to circumvent system and register immediately.
  • 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.
  • 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 New Youth Chorus E.

Reading Excerpts (choose 1):

Violin

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Excerpt 2:

Violin Sight Reading 2.png

Excerpt 3:

Violin Sight Reading 1.png

Viola

Excerpt 1:

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Excerpt 2:Viola Sight Reading 2.png

Excerpt 3:

Viola Sight Reading 1.png

Cello

Excerpt 1:

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Excerpt 2:

Cello Sight Reading 2.png

Excerpt 3:

Cello Sight Reading 1.png

Bass

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Excerpt 2:Bass Sight Reading 2.png

Excerpt 3:

Bass Sight Reading 1.png

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