General audition info

South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras 2016-17 Audition Requirements

Acceptance into the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras program is based on audition results. Conductors will place students in the orchestra best suited to their current level and educational needs.

Fall Auditions for our 2016-17 season will take place:

  • Tuesday, August 30; 5:30-8:30pm, IUSB
  • Thursday, September 1; 5:30-8:30pm, IUSB

 

Please bring 2 copies of your solo work to the audition.

EXCERPTS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR FALL OR SPRING AUDITIONS; INSTEAD, STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO PLAY EXCERPTS FOR SEATING AUDITIONS ONCE THEY JOIN AN ENSEMBLE

 

STRINGS

SCALES: Please prepare the following scales at QUARTER NOTE = 120.

  • Those who wish to be considered for SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (advanced ensemble), please prepare the higher number of octaves requested below. Links to scales are available at www.sbyso.org under Audition Info.

VIOLIN

VIOLA/CELLO BASS

SOLO WORK:

HARP

SOLO WORK:

Major Scales: Minor Scales: Chromatic Scale:

Major Scales: Minor Scales: Chromatic Scale:

Major Scales: Minor Scales: Chromatic Scale:

C, G, D, A, F, Bb, Eb – 2 or 3 octaves each A melodic minor – 2 or 3 octaves

D chromatic – 2 octaves only

C, G, D, A, F, Bb, Eb – 2 or 3 octaves each D melodic minor – 2 or 3 octaves

G chromatic – 2 octaves only

C, G, D, A, F, Bb, Eb – 1 or 2 octaves each E melodic minor – 1 or 2 octaves

D chromatic – 1 octave only

Please prepare a solo or concerto movement of your choice that best demonstrates your ability. Solo (or excerpt) should be approximately 3-5 minutes in length. No accompaniment.

Please prepare a solo or concerto movement of your choice that best demonstrates your ability. Solo (or excerpt) should be approximately 3-5 minutes in length. No accompaniment.

More information is on our website, www.sbyso.org. To schedule an audition, contact Diane Economakis at southbendyso@gmail.com or (574) 302-5900. Scale sheets can be found at our website under Audition Info.

South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras 2016-17 Audition Requirements

Acceptance into the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras program is based on audition results. Conductors will place students in the orchestra best suited to their current level and educational needs.

Please bring 2 copies of your solo work to the audition.

WOODWINDS AND BRASS

SCALES: Please prepare the following scales at QUARTER NOTE = 120.

  • Those who wish to be considered for SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (advanced ensemble), please prepare the higher number of octaves requested below.

 

FLUTE/OBOE/BASSOON/TROMBONE/TUBA

SOLO WORK:

PERCUSSION

Please prepare a solo/etude of your choice that best demonstrates your ability. Solo (or excerpt of a solo/etude) should be approximately two minutes in length. No accompaniment.

Major Scales: Minor Scales: Chromatic Scale:

C, G, D, A, F, Bb, Eb – 1 or 2 octaves

D melodic minor – 1 or 2 octaves

Flute /Oboe – C Chromatic (2 octaves) Bassoon/Trombone/Tuba – Bb chromatic (1 oct.)

Bb CLARINET/TRUMPET/FRENCH HORN

***All scales are to be prepared and performed at WRITTEN PITCH.***

Major Scales: Minor Scales: Chromatic Scale:

C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb – 1 or 2 octaves G melodic minor – 1 or 2 octaves G chromatic – 2 octaves only

  • Identify all percussion instruments you play.
  • Prepare to play a short solo or excerpt on each instrument for which you wish to
  • audition.
  • Bring your own mallets, sticks, etc. to the audition.
  • More information is on our website, www.sbyso.org. To schedule an audition, contact Diane Economakis at southbendyso@gmail.com or (574) 302-5900. Scale sheets can be found at our website under Audition Info.