Youth Orchestra Auditions

Complete the Youth Orchestra Audition Registration form here.

Auditions for new and returning members for the Fall 2022 Semester will be held Saturday, August 27th at the Stephens Performing Arts Center

Audition Requirements:

Violin:
  -  D major, G major, A major, C major, F major, Bb major, and Eb major scales (at least 2 octaves)
  - Solo of your choice
  - Etude - Violin

Viola:
  - D major, G major, A major, C major, F major, Bb major, and Eb major scales (at least 2 octaves)
  - Solo of your choice
   - Etude - Viola

Cello:
  - D major, G major, A major, C major, F major, Bb major, and Eb major scales (at least 2 octaves)
  - Solo of your choice
  - Etude - Cello

Bass:
  -  D major, G major, A major, C major, F major, Bb major, and Eb major scales (1 - 2 octaves)
  - Solo of your choice
  - Etude - Bass

Flute:
 - Chromatic Scale - Low C to C4 using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending
 - Selected Studies for Flute - Page 20: Measures 1-18
 - Solo of your choice

Oboe:
 - Chromatic Scale - Low C to High D using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending
 - Barret Oboe Method, Kalmus Edition - Page 6: Number 7
 - Solo of your choice

Clarinet:
-  Chromatic Scale - Low E to High E (E4) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending
 - Selcted Studies for Clarinet - Page 9: Measures 1-13
 - Solo of your choice

Bassoon:
 -  Chromatic Scale - Low Bb to High F using slurred eighth notes ascending and descending
 - Rubank Advanced Method - Page 36: Number 21: Measures 17-34
​​​​​​​ - Solo of your choice


Trumpet:
 -  Chromatic Scale - Low G to High C (C3) using legato tongued notes eighth ascending and descending
 - Selected Studies for Cornet or Trumpet - Page 8: Measures 1-16 (with pickups)
 - Solo of your choice

French Horn:
 - Chromatic Scale - Low C to High G (top of the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes ascending and descending
 - Rubank Advanced Method for French Horn Vol. II - Page 49: Number 17 (no D.C.)
 - Solo of your choice

Trombone:
 - Chromatic Scale - Low F to High Bb using legato tongued quarter notes
 - Bordner Book of Practical Studies - Number 53
 - Solo of your choice

Tuba:
​​​​​​​ -  Chromatic Scale - Low F to High Bb (above the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes
 - Rubank Supplementary Studies Eb or BBb Bass by R.M. Endresen - Page 16: Number 30: Measures 1-16
 - Solo of your choice

Percussion:
​​​​​​​ -  Snare Drum - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley - Page 8: Number 7
 - Timpani - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley - Page 13: Number 4
 - Keyboards - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley - Page 20: Number 4
​​​​​​​ - Solo of your choice

For more information contact:

Jan Eddington
ISCS Youth Orchestra Artistic Director/Conductor
jan.eddington@gmail.com

 - OR - 

Shawna Morrissey
ISCS Youth Orchestra Manager
​​​​​​​shawnamorrissey@gmail.com