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Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras 2019-20 Auditions

Auditions


Spring Auditions for the 2019-20 season have now passed. Please contact us at csyo@charlottesymphony.org if you have audition questions.

Dates for 2020-21 Spring Auditions coming soon!

2020-21 CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

 

ALL WOODWINDS

  • Sight reading
  • Two contrasting solos 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

Percussion audition requirements are in alignment with CMS All District Band Requirements.

Snare
Rudimental Long Roll: (Open-Closed-Open)
Orchestral (Buzz) Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp)
Flam: (Open-Closed-Open)
Single Paradiddle: (Open-Closed-Open)

Mallets
Scales - 2 Octave Plus Arpeggio
Major Scales: G, C, F, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat, D-Flat
Chromatic Scale: C - Two octaves

Timpani
Single Stroke Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp)
Interval Tuning: 3rds, 4ths, 5ths

-AND-

Please prepare a solo of your choice for two out of the three instruments:

Snare Drum
Mallets
Timpani


2020-21 CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY YOUTH PHILHARMONIC AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


ALL INSTRUMENTS

  • Sight reading
  • Two contrasting solos of your choice showing your abilities and range. Please bring a copy of your solos
  • Scales as designated below
**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

Percussion audition requirements are in alignment with CMS All District Band Requirements.

Snare
Rudimental Long Roll: (Open-Closed-Open)
Orchestral (Buzz) Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp)

Mallets
Scales - 1 Octave Plus Arpeggio
Major Scales: C, F, B-Flat, E-Flat
Chromatic Scale: C - Two octaves

Timpani
Single Stroke Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp)
Interval Tuning: 3rds, 4ths, 5ths

-AND-

Please prepare a solo of your choice for two out of the three instruments:

Snare Drum
Mallets
Timpani