The Young Artist Orchestra and Philharmonic Auditions

Audition Requirements

Auditions for the 2019-2020 orchestras will be held on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th

There is a $10.00 audition fee, payable at the time of your audition.


Please Note : Violin auditions will ONLY be heard on Saturday, May 4th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Viola/Cello/Bass auditions will be heard on SUNDAY, May 5th from 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Click on your instrument for specific auditions requirements.


Winds & Brass Auditions

Woodwind/Brass/Percussion auditions will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 - 12:00 ONLY!

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

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

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

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

    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

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

    1. The Valkyrie - Wagner

    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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