Auditions


What orchestra should I audition for?
Strings - First, match where you are in the All for Strings book (or equivalent). Then check to see if you can prepare the required scales and piece(s) to play for the audition.

Winds - First, make sure you know how to play the required scales. Then check to see if you can prepare the etude or exercise to play for the audition.

(Printable versions of the requirements are provided at the bottom of the page.)

If you audition for an orchestra and are not able to demonstrate the required skills, you will be placed in the ensemble that best matches your skills.

Click here to email for an audition time ( audition@myorch.org ) or to make arrangements to submit an audition electronically. Please note in the email whether you need an instrument to prepare for your audition!

Click here for questions. ( question@myorch.org  )

Instruments:
Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Winds - Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, French horn, Tuba
Percussion - Bells, Snare

Ensembles:
Choir
Chamber String & Chamber Wind Ensembles
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra

By Invitation-only Ensembles:
After Hours Orchestra - Monday Evenings
Recorder Ensemble - Saturdays
Percussion Ensemble - Saturdays


Requirements:
Choir:
Open to all students at all levels. Offered on Saturday mornings.

No audition required. Offered on Monday & Saturday.
  1. Must have completed through #75 in the All for Strings Book 1 (or equiv)
  2. Must be willing to practice diligently.
  3. No further requirements
No audition required. Offered on Saturday.
  1. Must be willing to practice diligently
  2. No further requirements
Magic City Youth Orchestra:
Audition required. Rehearses on Saturday afternoon. 

*Audition requirements for Strings:
  1. Have completed All for Strings Book 1 (or equiv)
  2. Memorize and play the following scales and broken thirds (Page 48 in All for Strings Book 1)
          a. D, G and C major scales and broken thirds (MM=Quarter Note=120)
  3. Play the selected Etude/Exercise provided by Ms. Tucker upon request.
Additional requirements for class:
  1. Score at least 80% on written theory test
  2. Be able to tune your instrument using any electronic device
  3. Practice diligently
*Audition requirements for Winds:
  1. Memorize and play the following 6 scales and arpeggios:
         a. C, G, D, A, F Bb
         b. MM=Quarter Note=120
         c. Scales are in concert pitch
  2. Play the Etude/Exercise provided by Ms. Tucker upon request
Additional requirements for class:
  1. Score at least an 80% on the written theory test
  2. Be able to tune your instrument to any given pitch using any electronic device
  3. Practice diligently
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra:
Audition required. Rehearses on both Monday evening and Saturday afternoon. Members must attend at least one rehearsal per week.

*Audition requirements for Strings:
  1. Have completed All for Strings Book 2 (or equiv)
  2. Memorize and play the following scales and arpeggios two octaves as written in book.
         a. Be prepared to play whole notes and slurred eight notes.
         b. MM=Quarter Note=120
         c. Page 44 & 45 in All for Strings Book 2:
              i. Major Scales -- C, G, D, A, F Bb
             ii. Minor (Melodic) Scales - a, e, b, d g
            iii. Chromatic Scales
  3. Play the Etude/Exercise provided by Ms. Tucker upon request
Additional requirements for class:
  1. Score at least 90% on the written theory test
  2. Be able to tune your instrument to concert A pitch
  3. Practice diligently
*Audition requirements for Winds:
  1. Memorize and play the following 8 scales and arpeggios:
         a. C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, Eb
         b. MM=Quarter Note=120
         c. Scales are in concert pitch
         d. Flutes and Clarinets play 2 octaves
  2. Be able to play Section 9, Measures 1-60 in Fussells Technique Book as provided below
  3. Play the Etude/Exercise provided by Ms. Tucker upon request
Additional requirements for class:
  1. Score at least 90% on the written theory test
  2. Be able to tune your instrument to any given pitch using any electronic device
  3. Practice diligently
*Audition requirements for Percussion:
  • Bells: Play the Etude/Exercise provided by Ms. Tucker upon request
  • Snare: Play the Etude/Exercise provided by Ms. Tucker upon request




















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