There are still things you can do to ready yourself for an audition. As many of your know, scales are a critical part of playing in tune. Very generally, part of the auditions will include scales. This information is ONLY for students who will want to try for a more advanced orchestra. There is no audition required for Cadet Orchestra
Concert Orchestra students your scales will include one octave major scales up for four sharps and four flats (C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab). You will also be asked for one octave melodic minor scales in the key of A and E minor. Another aspect of the audition will include sight reading. This is where you see a song for the first time and just play it. You can practice this skill by playing as many new songs as possible (perhaps new songs in your books).
Chamber Orchestra students you should be working toward two octave scales up to four sharps and four flats. Additionally you want to work on two octave E, A, D, B G melodic minor scales. You too will have and etude, as well as sight reading.
* UPDATE 3/20: Audition etudes found here:
Concert Orchestra Violins, Concert Orchestra Violas, Concert Orchestra Cellos, Concert Orchestra Basses. In addition to these etudes, students must know the above scales and be prepared to sight read at the audition.
Chamber Orchestra Violins, Chamber Orchestra Violas, Chamber Orchestra Cellos, Chamber Orchestra Basses. In addition to these etudes, students must know the above scales and be prepared to sight read at the audition.
Auditions were held the week of April 18th. If you did not get to sign up for an audition additional opportunities will appear on this page. Check back often!