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AUDITIONS

Fall Auditions for NEW members will be held at Woodland Middle School in CDA on September 16. 

Click HERE to sign up for a New member audition time.

Returning students not wishing to change orchestras do not need to audition again. If students wish to move up to the next orchestra, they need to sign up for a time on September 9th by clicking HERE

Questions? Email Kristina Phillips or Michael Harrison.

PHILHARMONIC AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

**Auditions will consist of playing required scales/rudiments, prepared solo of your choice and sight-reading**

Winds & Strings

  • 2 octave scales: Concert F major & arpeggio, Ab major scale & arpeggio, G melodic minor scale- up and down

Percussion

  • Snare Rudiments: 5-stroke and 9-stroke rolls – both double stroke and buzz stroke. Single Ratamacues & Flam accents.

All Musicians

  • A 2-minute solo of your choice demonstrating your highest level of polish and musicianship.  (Percussion will prepare either a snare or mallet solo). Please bring a copy of your solo for the judges.

  • Sight-reading at the discretion of the judge

INTERMEZZO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

**Auditions will consist of playing required scales, prepared solo of your choice and sight-reading**

STRINGS
Violin:
D Major 2-octave
G melodic minor 2-octave

Viola:
G Major 2-octave
C melodic minor 2-octave

Cello:
A Major 2-octave
G melodic minor 2-octave

Bass:
G Major 1-octave
A minor 1-octave

WOODWINDS
Flute:
E Major 2-octave
F melodic minor 2-octave

Oboe:
D Major 1-octave
G melodic minor – 1 octave

Bassoon:
F Major 1-octave
G melodic minor 1-ocatve

Clarinet:
A Major – 2-octave
G melodic minor – 2-octave

BRASS
Trumpet:
D Major – 1 octave
F melodic minor – 1 octave

Horn:
A Major – 1 octave
C melodic minor – 1 octave

Trombone:
D Major – 1 octave
F melodic minor – 1 octave (beginning on F below the staff)

Tuba:
D Major – 1 octave
F melodic minor – 1 octave

PERCUSSION
*All percussionists auditioning will be required to demonstrate ability on Timpani, Bells and Snare Drum.*

Timpani: 
Demonstrate ability to tune to given pitch.
Demonstrate single-stroke roll on timpani.
Bells: 
D Major – 2 octave
C melodic minor – 2 octave
Demonstrate single-stroke roll on bells.
Snare Drum:
Double-stroke roll and orchestra roll – slow to fast to slow

Prepared piece of your choice:

This can be a solo or etude you have worked on by yourself or with a teacher. Select music that you believe would best represent your musical abilities.

Sight-reading: 

To be chosen by conductor.

DEBUT AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

**Auditions will consist of playing required scales, prepared solo of your choice and sight-reading**

Scales

Violin:
C Major (1-octave)
G Major (2-octave)

Viola:
F Major (1-octave)
C Major (2-octave)

Cello:
F Major (1-octave)
C Major (2-octave)

Bass:
G Major (1-octave)
C Major (1-octave)

Prepared piece of your choice: 

This can be a solo or etude you have worked on by yourself or with a teacher. Select music that shows how amazing you are!

Sight-reading: 

Sight reading is a musical skill that involves playing something new for the first time. We use this to measure your music-reading ability. Not so scary.  (Music to be chosen by conductor.)