Students auditioning for both Prep and CICO or CICO and YS may choose between the excerpts listed for the
two orchestras, then prepare and audition the chosen set. You will not be asked to play from both sets.

Audition Excerpts for Midseason Auditions 2018-19

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

Concert Orchestra

Scale Requirements

Concert Orchestra

  • Winds and Brass – Concert Pitch
    • Chromatic Scales (from lowest note at least 2 octaves)
    • Bb & D major scales (start on Bb-written, 2 octaves)
    • Scales in D to be played on trumpet one octave only
    • 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