The Youth Symphony, our senior full-symphony orchestra founded in 1977, consists of approximately 50 advanced youth musicians performing original orchestral masterworks.
Charles West, Conductor
Please see information below for audition requirements. For a printable version, see link at bottom of page.
AUDITIONS – YOUTH SYMPHONY (ADVANCED ORCHESTRA)
Youth Symphony (all instruments except percussion):
- Prepared Piece: Please prepare two contrasting pieces or excerpts, each not more than two minutes in length, which demonstrate your musicality, tone, and technical skill.
- Scales (all instruments): All major scales up to and including six sharps and flats and melodic minor scales up to three sharps and flats; three octaves for strings, as many as possible on instrument for winds/brass.
- Sight Reading: You will be asked to sight read a short selection.
Youth Symphony Percussionists:
- Please demonstrate 1.) Long roll (concert-style) – pp<FF->pp 2.) Single Paradiddles 3.) Flams 4.) Drags
- Please prepare two etudes on snare drum, keyboard, and/or timpani.
- Sight reading: You will be asked to sight read a short selection.