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2014-2015 Orchestra Auditions

The audition fee is $35, due at the time of your audition. We accept cash or checks only. Please make checks payable to SYSO. Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit cards at this time.

Audition Forms

Start the audition process by reading, printing and filling out the following five (4) forms.

Student Application Tuition Agreement Photo Release Liability Release

 

Audition Dates & Times

Beginning July 17, 2014, call the SYSO office at (206) 362-2300 for an audition appointment. All auditions take place at Shorecrest High School.

Thursday, August 21 Oboe/Basson
Brass

8:00am-11:00am
12:00am-End

Friday, August 22 Cello 9:00am-End
Saturday, August 23 Viola
Violin
9:00am-12:00pm
2:00-6:00pm
Sunday, August 24 Violin

10:00am-End

Monday, August 25 Flute
Percussion

9:00am-4:00pm
1:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday, August 26 Bass/Harp
Clarinet 
9:00am-12:00pm
2:00pm-9:00pm

 

Audition Preparation Guidelines

Click here to download the full audition preparation help sheet. 

All students should prepare the following for their auditions:

1. One major and one minor scale of your choice.

Strings
Two or three octaves according to ability. 

Woodwinds and brass
One or two octaves according to ability.

Harp

Applicants must audition on the pedal harp and be prepared to play an excerpt from a solo work. Applicants must supply their own harp.

2.  Excerpts from a solo composition* no more than 2 minutes in length, no accompaniment, memorizing not required. Choose excerpts that best show your technical and musical abilities.

*For Percussion Only: Be prepared to demonstrate several rudiments plus, prepare a 1-minute piece from each of the following: solo on a mallet piece (i.e. xylophone and/or marimba); solo on timpani; solo on snare.

3.  Sight-reading appropriate to your level will be required.

4. The following are some of the categories you will be judged on as appropriate:

  • Note accuracy
  • Rhythm
  • Intonation
  • Tone
  • Articulations/bowing
  • Tonguing
  • Musicianship/style