Audition Excerpts

Student musicians are encouraged to review the performances of these requirements on YouTube for guidance.

Youth Symphony

Scale Requirements

Youth Symphony

  • Winds and Brass
    • ​Chromatic Scale, full range (except French Horn)
    • Eb & A major scales
    • D melodic minor (2 octaves)
    • French Horn: Range Scale: C Major, starting at middle C (concert F), up as far as you can, then back down as far as you can.
  • Strings (Violin, Viola & Cello)
    • A & Eb major scales (3 octaves)
    • D melodic minor (3 octaves)
  • Strings (Bass)
    • G & Bb major scales (2 octaves)
    • F# melodic minor (2 octaves)

Audition Excerpts

Concert Orchestra

Scale Requirements

Concert Orchestra

  • Winds and Brass
    • Chromatic Scales (from lowest note at least 2 octaves)
    • Bb & D major scales (start on Bb-written, 2 octaves)
    • A melodic minor (2 octaves)
  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello)
    • D and Bb major scales(2 octaves)
    • A melodic minor (2 octaves)
    • 3 octave scale of your choice
  • Strings (Bass)
    • F & A major scales (2 octaves)
    • A melodic minor (2 octaves)

Audition Excerpts

Prep Orchestra

Scale Requirements

Preparatory Orchestra

  • C major, G major and D major (either 1 or 2 octaves)

Prepare the marked passages

Prep Violin
Prep Viola
Prep Cello
Prep Bass
Prep Harp