The Young Artist Orchestra and Philharmonic Auditions

Audition Requirements


All auditions will be "blind". There is a $10.00 audition fee, payable at the time of your audition.

STRING AUDITIONS

Auditions will be Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 at the Fine Arts Center.

Click on your instrument for specific auditions requirements.

VIOLIN
VIOLA
CELLO
BASS

Winds & Brass Auditions

Auditions for Woodwind, brass, and percussion will be Sunday, April 30 at the Fine Arts Center.

Woodwind and brass students trying out for the Young Artists Orchestra or Philharmonic should be prepared to play scales and designated orchestral excerpts.

Students will be asked to play all 12 major scales from memory over the range of the instrument (i.e. SC Senior Band scale requirements, which can be found here »

Winds & Brass Excerpts
  • YAO Winds & Brass Excerpts

    Flute
    1. Bolero - Ravel
    2. Menuet - Bizet
    3. Procession of the Nobles - Rimsky-Korsakov
    4. William Tell Overture - Rossini

    Oboe
    1. Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri - Rossini
    2. Symphony IV, 2nd Movement - Tschaikowsky

    Clarinet
    1. Capriccio Espagnol, Mov't III (entire) - Rimsky Korsakov
    2. Scenes Alsaciennes (7 Ste) - Sous Les Tilleuls (entire) - Massenet

    Bassoon
    1. Russian Sailor's Dance - Gliere
    2. The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Dukas
    3. Symphony IV, 2nd Movement - Tschaikowsky

    French Horn
    1. Symphony 5, op. 64 - Tchaikovsky
    2. Till Eulenspiegel, op. 28 - Strauss

    Trumpet
    1. Procession of the Nobles - Rimsky Korsakov
    2. Pini Di Roma - Respighi

    Trombone
    1. The Valkyrie - Wagner

    Tuba
    1. Symphony No. 4 - Tschaikowsky

Percussion Auditions

Percussion auditions for both orchestras will consist of specified orchestral excerpts and sight reading. Please prepare as much of the excerpts as you are able.

Percussion Excerpts »

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