Rita M. Evans Orchestra
Registration for the 23/24 season is now closed. Check back in Spring 2024 for more information about joining for the 24/25 academic season.
Rehearsal Day & Time: Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Charlottesville High School, Orchestra and Band Room
Program Start: September 11, 2023
Program End: Monday, May 22, 2023
Description: Evans is our intermediate full-symphony orchestra founded in 1978. The ensemble consists of approximately 50-60 middle and high school musicians performing original and adapted orchestral masterworks. Audition required.
Alicia Tobin, Conductor
Michael Allen, Assistant Conductor
Annual Tuition Fee: $550.
Prospective musicians must perform a live or video audition with the following solo selections and scales to be admitted to Evans Orchestra. After the initial audition and acceptance members can re-join each subsequent year with no audition.
Violin: Please prepare one piece of about two minutes in length, with level of difficulty equal to Suzuki Book 4 (i.e. comparable to Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor). The solo should demonstrate facility in third position and at least a beginning vibrato.
Viola & Cello: Please prepare one piece comparable to a selection from Suzuki Book 3. The solo should demonstrate facility in third position (viola) and second, third, and fourth positions (cello) and at least a beginning vibrato.
Bass: Please prepare one piece with a level of difficulty equal to Suzuki Book 3 or 4. The solo should demonstrate facility in second, third, and fourth positions and at least a beginning vibrato.
Woodwinds & Brass: Please prepare two contrasting pieces of your choosing, each about one minute in length.
Violin: G major, 3 octaves
Viola: C major, 3 octaves
Cello: C major, 3 octaves
Bass: E major, 2 octaves
Flute: Chromatic, two and a half octaves – C to G
Oboe: Chromatic, two octaves – Bb to Bb
Bassoon: Chromatic, two octaves – F to F
Clarinet: Chromatic, two and a half octaves – F to C
French Horn: Chromatic, one octave – C to C
Trumpet: Chromatic, two octaves – G to G
Trombone: Chromatic, two octaves – F to F
Tuba: Chromatic, two octaves – F to Fa live