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Audition Requirements

CYS ORCHESTRAS (SO/Senior & AO/Associate Orchestra)

CONDUCTOR: Leo Eylar

  • A prepared piece or study that best demonstrates your current ability level.
  • A 3-octave triplet spiccato scale (each note played as a triplet), arpeggios not required - for STRINGS
    • The beat could be 120 and a triplet on each of those 120 beats would be recommended.
    • The 3-octave scale should NOT be based on the lowest open string of the instrument (i.e. G major for violin or C major for cello).
  • Full chromatic scales tongued and slurred - for WINDS & BRASS
  • There will be no sight-reading or required pieces.
  • Prospective members should have at least 3 years of private instruction.
  • Prospective members should have at least 1 year of experience in a school band or orchestra ensemble.

WIND SYMPHONY (Advanced) - updated January 2017

CONDUCTOR: Chris Florio

  • A prepared piece or study that best demonstrates your current ability level.
  • Full chromatic scales: tongued and slurred.
  • There will be no sight-reading or required pieces.
  • Prospective members should have at least 3 years of private instruction.
  • Prospective members should have at least 1 year of experience in a school band or orchestra ensemble.

STRING ENSEMBLES (IS/Intermediate, JS/Junior)

CONDUCTOR: Kati Kyme

  • 2 octaves of G major and D major scales.
  • A prepared piece or study.
  • Prospective members should have at least 2 years of private instruction.
  • Prospective members should be skilled in at least the 3rd position, (4th for cellists)

WIND ENSEMBLE (Intermediate)

CONDUCTOR: Rosita Amador

  • Any prepared solo or etude of intermediate level.
  • Prospective members should have at least 2 years of private instruction and 1 year of intermediate school band or orchestra ensemble experience.

INTRODUCTORY WIND ENSEMBLE (IWE)

CONDUCTOR: Rosita Amador

  • Any prepared solo or etude of intermediate level.
  • Prospective members should have at least 1 year of private instruction and 1 year of intermediate school or orchestra ensemble experience.

PERCUSSION

INSTRUCTOR: Artie Storch

  • A prepared piece or study of your choice appropriate to your performing level on snare, mallets (marimba or xylophone) and timpani.
  • Simple sight reading.
  • Experience with all instruments not required.
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