Review & Prepare

OAYO Audition Requirements

OAYO Audition Requirements

FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON ONLY: 

No ensembles will require excerpts or sight-reading. 

Youth Symphony (YS) -

All musicians will need to prepare scales, and a solo of your choice,

  • Choose ONE (1) major scale AND ONE (1) minor scale that shows your current ability level.

  • 2 minute solo of your choice

  • Percussionists:

  • 1.prepare two short solo pieces (1-2) min each on two different percussion instruments of your choice

  • 2. prepare one major and one minor scale on a mallet instrument of your choice. 

  • 3. play an A on the instrument and then sing the same pitch. The singing doesn’t have to sound nice, it just should be the same pitch. 

  • If you don’t have access to instruments because of COVID-19 restrictions: 

  • 1. a demonstration of all rudiments you know on a drum pad

  • 2. find an A from a metronome or an app and sing it (the singing doesn’t have to sound nice, it just should be the same pitch)

Youth Philharmonic (YP) -

All musicians will need to prepare scales and a solo of your choice.

  • Choose ONE (1) major scale AND ONE (1) minor scale that shows your current ability level.

  • 2  minute solo of your choice 

  • Percussionists: see the above Youth Symphony requirements. 

Youth Concert Strings (YCS) - 

Chamber Music Ensembles (CME) - Chamber music does not require a separate audition. Please indicate in your audition registration if you are interested in participating in the chamber music program.

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