Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements 2017-07-18T20:24:16+00:00

Violin

  • A short piece, or portion thereof, representative of the student’s musical and technical ability.
  • Fluency in 1st through 5th positions and familiarity with the higher positions.
  • 3 octave major scales in the following keys: C, F, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat, G, D,A, and E.
  • Suzuki book 5 or above or equivalent. (Wohlfart, Kaiser etudes, etc.)
  • Sight-reading. (Provided at the audition)

Viola

  • A short piece, or portion thereof, representative of the student’s musical and technical ability.
  • Fluency in 1st and 3rd positions and familiarity with the higher positions.
  • 2 octave scales in the following keys: C, F, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat, G, D, A, and E.
  • Suzuki book 4 or equivalent.
  • Sight-reading. (Provided at the audition)

Cello

  • A short piece, or portion thereof, representative of the student’s musical and technical ability.
  • Fluency in 1st thru 7th position with extensions and knowledge of thumb positions.
  • 2 octave scales in the following keys: C, F, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat, G, D, A, and E.
  • Suzuki book 3 or equivalent. (Schroeder Studies, #50 and above, etc.)
  • Sight-reading. (Provided at the audition)

Double Bass

  • A short piece, or portion thereof, representative of the student’s musical and technical ability.
  • One octave scale in the following keys: C,F,G and D.
  • Sight reading. (Provided at the audition.)

Winds

  • A short solo piece, or portion thereof, demonstrating the student’s musical and technical ability. FBA grade 4 minimum, grade 5 or 6 preferred or you may play your All State audition music.
  • Major scales and arpeggios in the following keys on your instrument: C,F, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat, G,D,A, and E.
  • Sight reading. (Provided at the audition.)

Percussion

  • A short prepared piece on one of the following: snare drum, tympani or mallet instrument, representative of the student’s musical and technical ability or you may play your All State audition music.
  • Knowledge of basic rudiments, stick technique, etc.
  • Sight reading. (Provided at the audition)
  • Percussionists need to bring all necessary sticks and mallets to the audition. They will NOT be provided.