for Youth Symphony
Perform the listed scales with good tone quality, consistent rhythm, and accurate intonation throughout. Play separately or slurred with a quarter note for each pitch at approximately quarter note equals 120 beats per minute.
Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass: All major scales up to four sharps and flats – 2 octaves minimum, 3 octaves preferred. Violins: 3 octave G scale required. Violas/cellos: 3 octave C scale required. No chromatic scale.
Woodwinds and Brass: All major scales up to four sharps and flats (2 octaves if possible), plus chromatic scale (from lowest comfortable note to highest comfortable note).
Percussion: No scale audition
Download and perform the excerpts for your instrument. Prepare the excerpt at a performance tempo with detailed attention given to style, articulation, and dynamics. Recordings are an excellent resource for this.
Perform approximately 2-3 minutes of any section of a prepared solo of your choice that best demonstrates your technical and musical abilities, as well as your ability to prepare music. This should be a studied, practiced piece and not a work in progress.