Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras 2019-20 Auditions

Spring Auditions


STRINGS
Sunday, March 17: 1-8 p.m.
Ascension Lutheran Church (Dilworth)
ANY ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT
Thursday, March 21: 4:30-9 p.m.
Park Road Baptist Church (South Charlotte)

WINDS/BRASS/PERCUSSION/HARP
Sunday, March 31: 5-9 p.m.
Ascension Lutheran Church (Dilworth)

ANY ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENT
Wednesday, March 27: 4:30-9 p.m.
Northwest School of the Arts (North Charlotte)


To register for an audition, please complete this on-line application and submit it along with the non-refundable $25 application fee.

Audition Registration

Registration Deadline: March 8, 2019

 

2019-20 CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


ALL WOODWINDS

  • Sight reading
  • Two contrasting of your choice showing your abilities and range. Please bring a copy of your solos
  • All major scales and arpeggios, minimum of two octaves, plus instrument-specific scales as designated below
If you play and have access to a piccolo, English horn, or bass clarinet and would like to be considered for these positions, please prepare a short selection of your choice for your audition.

Flute
Three octave chromatic scale from low C 

Oboe
Chromatic scale from low C to high E-flat (three ledger lines above staff)

Clarinet
Chromatic scale from low E to high G (four ledger lines above staff)

Bassoon
Three octave chromatic scale from low B-flat

ALL BRASS

  • All major scales and chromatic scale of applicant's choice
  • Two contrasting of your choice showing your abilities and range. Please bring a copy of your solos
  • Sightreading 

ALL STRINGS

  • Sight reading
  • Two contrasting of your choice showing your abilities and range. Please bring a copy of your solos
  • Scales as designated below
Violin:
3 octave scales: G, A, B flat, D and F majors. G, A and D melodic minors

Viola:
3 octave scales: C,D,E, Eb, F, G, A, and their relative melodic minors

Cello:
3 octave scales: C, D, Eb, F, G, C melodic minor, D melodic minor

Bass:
2 octaves C major (into thumb position) and g harmonic minor. 

Harp:
All major scales and arpeggios

PERCUSSION


Prepare the following according to your current grade level.

Prepare either the 9/10 or 11/12 rudiment requirements from the NC All-State Band list.

AND

Prepare either the 9/10 or 11/12 snare, mallet and timpani solos from the NC All State band solo list for 2018-2019.

Rudiment requirements, as well as section percussion rotations and cuts, can be found on the NC Bandmasters Website:




2019-20 CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY YOUTH PHILHARMONIC AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


ALL INSTRUMENTS

**Violins, please see below for additional requirements for choosing your solos.

SCALES


Winds and Brass
Major scales of one or two octaves (two octaves preferred) from the following: C, Bb, F, Eb, G, D, A, and a chromatic scale.

Violin
Two contrasting solos of your choice with a difficulty rating equivalent to Suzuki book 4 or above. 

Two octaves required (three octaves preferred). G, A, Bb, D, F Major and d melodic minor. Scales are to be performed with a minimum of 2 notes slurred per bow.

Viola
Major scales, 2 octaves: C, D, Eb, G. Minor scales: C and D melodic minor.  All scales are to be performed with a minimum of two notes per bow.

Cello
2 octaves: Eb Major, D Major, Bb Major and d melodic minor.

Bass
Major scales, 2 octaves: E, F, G.


Harp
All major scales and arpeggios.


PERCUSSION


All percussion audition candidates must pick a two contrasting solos of your choice on either a mallet keyboard instrument, snare drum or timpani, showing your best abilities. Sight reading will also be given on that particular instrument.

In addition, each musician is required to perform on all of the following:

Snare Drum
Rudimental Roll, Orchestral Roll, Flams, Paradiddles.

Mallet Instruments 
2 Octave Major Scales & Arpeggios: C, F, Bb, Eb, G, & D; plus a 2 octave chromatic scale.

Timpani
Long Roll, ppp to fff. Interval tuning to 4ths, 5ths and 3rds.