Audition Requirements

String Ensemble

Ages 6-14, with at least 1 year of experience or completed our Summer Music Camp. Students in this orchestra will be developing first position on their instrument.

  • Please prepare one solo and one scale of your choice.

Symphonic Orchestra Strings

Ages 10-17, with 2 or more years of experience and the maturity to participate in a full orchestra. Students in this orchestra are continuing to develop first and third positions through keys of 3 sharps / 3 flats.

  • Scales (Violin, viola, cello, 2 octaves. Basses 1 octave): C, G, D, A, F, Bb, and Eb
  • Please prepare one solo
  • Sight Reading

Philharmonic Orchestra Strings

Ages 12-20, with more than 3 years of experience whose technique level is highly proficient, who show strong musicality and musicianship and who are capable of the discipline necessary to perform at the highest level. String students are developing extended positions.

  • Major Scales (two and/or three octave, where appropriate): C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab
  • Minor Scales (Melodic, two octaves): g, a, and d.
  • Please prepare one solo
  • Sight Reading

Symphony Winds and Percussion

Ages 12-18, with more than 1 year of experience and the maturity to participate in a full orchestra. All students demonstrate solid technique.

  • Please prepare one scale and one solo that demonstrate the best of your playing.
  • Sight Reading

Philharmonic Winds and Percussion

Ages 13-20, comprised of advanced players whose technique level is highly proficient, who show strong musicality and musicianship and who are capable of the discipline necessary to perform at the highest level.

  • Please prepare one scale and one solo that demonstrate the best of your playing.
  • Sight Reading