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Youth Symphony Audition

Youth Symphony Audition Requirements

  • Solo Repertoire:

    • Strings, Woodwinds, & Brass: Please prepare two contrasting pieces or orchestral excerpts which demonstrate your musicality, tone, and technical skill. Each solo selection should be no more than two minutes in length.

    • Percussion:

      • Please prepare two etudes of your choice on snare drum.

      • Then, demonstrate the following:

        1. Long roll (concert-style) – pp<FF->pp

        2. Single paradiddles

        3. Flams

        4. Drags

  • Scales:

    • Violin: D major & A melodic minor, 3 octaves

    • Viola: G major & D melodic minor, 3 octaves

    • Cello: E major & G melodic minor, 3 octaves

    • Bass: F major & A melodic minor, 2 octave minimum or as many octaves as possible

    • Flutes: C major & Db major, as many octaves as possible

    • Clarinets: E major & Db major, as many octaves as possible

    • Trumpets: B major & Ab major, 2 octaves

    • Oboe: Eb major & D major, 2 octaves

    • Bassoon: Bb major & A major, as many octaves as possible

    • French Horn: Gb major & A major, 2 octaves

    • Trombones: A major & Gb major, 2 octaves

    • Tuba: A major and Gb major, 2 octaves

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