String Auditions

Click on your instrument for specific auditions requirements:

Winds & Brass Auditions

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

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

 

Wind and 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 – Tschaikowsky
  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
Philharmonic Winds and Brass Excerpts

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

Bassoon

French Horn

Trumpet

Trombone

 

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.

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