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Auditions

Next Community Auditions, June 6, 2015
Florida Classical Music Education - Music School in Florida

Rehearsals and Auditions held at
the University School at Nova Southeastern
in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida.

Florida Youth Orchestra Auditions
   

Florida Youth Orchestra Audition Requirements

Children Audition for Classical Music Orchestra - Music EducationFYO offers seven divisions with students placed by level (not age)

1) Alpha Strings
2) Silver Strings
3) Chamber Strings
4) Repertory Strings
5) Flute Choir
6) Symphony
7) Principal Orchestra
8) Wind Ensemble

Alpha Strings & Silver Strings

Alpha Strings - Prepared Piece: Short solo demonstrating some mastery of instrument
(approx. Suzuki Late Book 1)

Silver Strings - Prepared Piece: Short solo demonstrating some mastery of instrument
(approx. Suzuki early Book 2 and above)

Violin A major - 1 octave, D major - 1 octave, G major - 2 octaves
Viola C major - 2 octaves, D major - 1 octave, G major - 1 octave
Cello C major - 2 octaves, G major - 1 octave
Bass

E major – 1 octave, D major 1 octave
Performed single bow, ¼ note = 60-80 metronome. It's important to keep steady tempo.

Sight Reading: Must be able to recognize notes on a staff.

Chamber Strings

Prepared Piece: Short solo demonstrating mastery of instrument (approx. Suzuki Late Book 2 – Entire Book 3)

Scales:

Violin 2 octave scale and arpeggio (C major, D major, A major)
Viola 2 octave scale and arpeggio (C major, G major)
Cello 2 octave with arpeggio (C major, G major, D major)
Bass 1 octave with arpeggio (G major, D major)
Performed single bow, ¼ note = 60-80 metronome. It's important to keep steady tempo.

Violin Auditions - South Florida Music EducatonSight Reading: Students are given a short excerpt. Must be able to read notes on staff.

Repertory Strings

Prepared Piece: Short solo or etude (unaccompanied) demonstrating mastery of instrument (approx. Suzuki Book 4 and above)

Scales: All scales to be presented by memory both single bow and four notes per bow.

Violin G major and A major - 3 octaves
Viola C major and D major - 3 octaves
Cello C major and D major - 2 octaves
Bass

F, G, A, B-flat and C major - 1 octave
Performed single bow, ¼ note = 60-70 metronome.  It’s important to keep steady tempo.

Sight Reading: Students will be given a short excerpt to read.

Flute Choir

  • Prepare two short excerpts, one technical and one lyrical, demonstrating mastery of the instrument. They can be a sonata, concerto or etude (unaccompanied). Applicants will be judged on technical ability, tone and musicality.

  • Please bring a copy of your music for the judges.
     
  • 12 major scales by memory - 2 octaves (3 octaves for C scale and B scale, if B foot is available on flute)
     
  • Chromatic Scale - 3 octaves
    Additionally, bring piccolo, alto flute, and/or bass flute to the audition, if you play any of these instruments.
    Be prepared to demonstrate your proficiency on these instruments as described above.

Symphony

All Instruments:

  • Prepare a short solo or etude (unaccompanied). Demonstrate mastery of 3rd and 5th positions on violin and viola and 1st through 4th positions on cello.

  • Please bring a copy of your music for the judges.

  • Approximate level of your piece should be equivalent to Suzuki – upper Book 4 and higher.

  • Know the following scales, which are to be played by memory with one note per bow:
Violin G major, A major, B flat major – 3 octaves.
Viola C major, D major, E flat major – 3 octaves
Cello C major, D major – 3 octaves, and E flat major – 2 octaves
Bass G major, E major - 1 octave, F major - 2 octaves
Woodwinds C major, F major, B flat major, E flat major, G major, D major and A major - 2 octave minimum
Brass Concert F major, E flat major and D major - 1 octave. B flat major - 2 octaves. Chromatic scale 2 octaves from F concert (scales are all "concert")
Percussion Mallets play C major, F major, B flat major, G major, D major and A major - 1 octave
  • A short sight-reading piece at the Symphony Orchestra's level will be presented.

Principal Orchestra

Violin Proficiency - Children Music Education - Florida - Classic Music South FloridaAll Instruments:

  • Prepare two short excerpts, one technical and one lyrical, demonstrating mastery of the instrument. They can be a sonata, concerto or etude (unaccompanied).
  • Woodwinds and Brass Applicants: Will be judged on technical ability, tone and musicality.
  • Strings Applicants: Will be judged on perfect intonation, good facility in passage work, good bowing technique, good tone, vibrato and be a high level of technical difficulty.
  • Please bring a copy of your music for the judges.
Strings Know all 12 major scales - 3 octaves by memory and be able to play 1,2,3 notes per bow. Violinists should be comfortable reading in 2nd, 4th and 5th positions. Cellists should be comfortable reading in tenor clef.
Note: We are interested in intonation and accuracy not speed. 
Flute All 12 major scales by memory - 2 octave minimum by memory
(3 octaves for C scale and B scale, if B foot is available on flute)
Also, chromatic scale, full range of instrument.

Woodwinds

All 12 major scales - 2 octaves minimum by memory.
Also, chromatic scale, full range of instrument.
Brass All 12 major scales - 2 octaves. Also, chromatic scale, full range of instrument.
Percussion Percussion Mallets play prepared piece. Also all 12 major scales (1 octave)
Snare play prepared solo, etude or study.
Timpani play prepared solo and demonstrate tuning ability.
  • A short sight-reading piece at the Principal Orchestra's level will be presented.

 

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