The Young Artist Orchestra and Philharmonic Auditions

Audition Requirements

Auditions for the 2020-21 season have been delayed until AUGUST 29 -30

Applications deadline is August 27


There is a $15.00 audition fee payable when you submit your audition request.


Click on your instrument for specific auditions requirements.


Winds & Brass Auditions

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

You will be redirected to our new audition application program, AcceptD when you click on the audition button. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIRST TIME USERS FOUND ON THE ACCEPTD LANDING PAGE!

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