Auditions

Auditions for the Alton Youth Symphony and Alton Youth Symphony Chamber Group are held twice a year, in September and January for new members. All returning members are required to re-audition in August. All auditions are held in the Ringhausen Building on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College (5800 Godfrey Rd.,  Godfrey, IL, 62035). The following are the audition requirements for Alton Youth Symphony and Alton Youth Symphony Chamber Group. If your child is interested in auditioning for the Alton Youth Symphony, please fill out the appropriate form below. All Chamber Group auditions can be done at the same time your child auditions for the Alton Youth Symphony - Please notify Miss Peach if your child is interested in auditioning for that group. 

Auditions are NOT required for the Alton Junior Youth Symphony. Requirements for Alton Junior Youth Symphony are found below. If your child is interested in joining that group, please fill out the Alton Junior Youth Symphony Form. 

Alton Youth Symphony Audition Requirements

 Strings

 
Woodwinds / Brass
 
Percussion

 Scales: 
* Violin, Viola & Cello: C, D & G Major (2 octaves)
* Bass: C, D & G Major (1 octave)
 Scales:
* All Instruments: C, G, D & F Major (1 octave) 

 Scales: 
* Played on a mallet keyboard instrument: C, G, D & F Major (1 octave) 
 Solo or Etude: Piece should demonstrate strengths and abilities                             Solo or Etude: Piece should demonstrate strengths and abilities Solo or Etude: Piece should demonstrate strengths and abilities (Either snare drum, timpani or multi-percussion)
 Sight Reading: Given at audition  Sight Reading: Given at audition  Sight Reading: Given at audition 
String students may be placed in either AYS or AJYS based on demonstrated technique and music reading ability to provide the student with the best learning experience possible.   

Alton Youth Symphony Chamber Group Audition Requirements 
(Strings ONLY)
 Scales: 
* Violin: C, D & B flat Major (2 octave) 
                G Major (3 octave) 
* Viola/Cello: G, D & B flat Major (2 octave)
                          C Major (3 octave) 
* Bass: C, G, D & B flat Major (1 Octave) 
 Solo or Etude: 
* Piece should demonstrate strengths and abilities 
 Sight Reading: 
* Given at audition 
* Student must be an active AYS member in good standing (consistent or perfect attendance, positive attitude, 
hard worker, responsible, prepared and following directions) 



UPCOMING AUDITIONS

  * Returning AYS & Current AJYS Members: 
           ** Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:00-8:00pm
           ** Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00am-12:00pm
  
  * New Members: 
           ** Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:00-8:00pm
           ** Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:00am-12:00pm


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