Orchestra Requirements

Vivace Orchestra A –  9:00-3:30

High school and college orchestra students who study privately  (possibly upper, very advanced junior high) should read music including all common clefs and positions and show musical fluency across the full range of their instrument. Instrumentation includes four stringed orchestra instruments. Levels might start at about Suzuki book 6 and go through “out of the books” (intermediate and advanced concerti) for violin and viola; CELLI: approx. book 5 to out of the books. BASSES start at about the Dragonetti+ level.  Private lessons, 2-3 years of orchestra experience, and ages late junior high and high school are strongly preferred.

No audition required if you are currently in:

  • Vivace Youth Orchestra
  • Lyceum Philharmonic
  • Lyceum Concert Orchestra (and late Jr. High or HS)
  • Utah Valley Philharmonic
  • All State Orchestra

Literature this summer: Dvorak 8th Symphony – final movement; Suite from Mulan; Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances

Presto Orchestra B– 9:00-1:30

This advanced string ensemble provides students the opportunity to perform the masterworks of string literature. Students should read music well with good intonation and beautiful tone, be comfortable shifting into higher positions, perform vibrato, be capable of playing fast passage work including difficult key signatures, and preferably be studying with a private teacher. This ensemble is open to string players of all ages with about 2-3 years of orchestra experience. Levels include Suzuki book 3-5 (student concerto level) for violinists & violists, possibly earlier for great readers, Bk 3-4 for cellists, pre-Dragonetti level for bassists.

No audition required if you are currently in:

  • Vivace Chamber Ensemble
  • Lyceum Symphonic Strings
  • Lyceum Chamber Ensemble
  • Utah Valley Youth Symphony
  • All State Junior Orchestra

Literature this summer: Rimsky-Korsakov Dance of the Tumblers; Kingdom Dance from Tangled; Vivaldi Concerto Grosso, Op. 3 #11 with solo opportunities (for advanced students, by audition, first day of camp @ 8 AM)

Concertino Orchestra C– 11:30-3:00

Students should read music well, play in tune with beautiful tone and some basic vibrato, know all first position notes and be comfortable with some basic shifting on their instrument, and hopefully be studying with a private teacher. One year of orchestra experience strongly recommended. This ensemble is open to string players of all ages. Levels are about Suzuki book 2-3 for violinists and violists, about book 2 for cellists, and book 2 for bassists.

No audition required if you are currently in:

  • Lyceum Crescendo
  • Lyceum Prelude

Literature this summer: Adios Amigos; more TBA

Children’s  Beginning Orchestra D– 12:30-1:30

Children’s orchestra is approximately ages 2-10 students playing in Suzuki Book One.  Play a one octave- D Major Scale for audition. Private lessons and a parent attending are required. Open string and 1st finger-only parts available for the very young and Twinklers.

Literature this summer: Teach Me to Walk in the Light; more TBA

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