Rita M. Evans Orchestra

The Rita M. Evans Orchestra, our junior full symphony orchestra founded in 1984, consists of approximately 60 intermediate to advanced youth musicians performing arranged orchestral works.  

Donald Brubaker, Conductor
Robert Dunnenberger, Winds and Brass Coach

Please see information below for requirements.  For a printable version, please see link at bottom of page.  

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AUDITIONS - THE RITA M. EVANS ORCHESTRA

Violins

  • Prepared Piece: Please prepare one piece of about two minutes in length, with level of difficulty equal to Suzuki Book 4 (i.e. comparable to Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor).  The solo should demonstrate facility in third position and at least a beginning vibrato.
  • Scales: You will be asked to play a three-octave G major scale.
  • Sight reading: You will be asked to sight read a short selection.

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 Violas and Cellos

  • Prepared Piece: Please prepare one piece comparable to a selection from Suzuki Book 3. The solo should demonstrate facility in third position (viola) and second, third, and fourth positions (cello) and at least a beginning vibrato.
  • Scales: You will be asked to play a three-octave C major scale.
  • Sight reading: You will be asked to sight read a short selection.

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Basses

  • Prepared Piece: Please prepare one piece with a level of difficulty equal to Suzuki Book 3 or 4. The solo should demonstrate facility in second, third, and fourth positions and at least a beginning vibrato.
  • Scales: You will be asked to play a two-octave E major scale.
  • Sight reading: You will be asked to sight read a short selection.

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Winds and Brasses

  • Prepared Piece: Please prepare two contrasting pieces of your choosing, each about one minute in length.
  • Scales: Please prepare a two-octave chromatic scale, plus major scales up to four flats and four sharps.
  • Sight reading: You will be asked to sight read a short selection.

Audition requirements for Evans Orchestra