Strings

STRING AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

We recommend that students consult with their private teacher or school music teacher in choosing music which represents their current skill level and preparing for their audition. Please prepare the following music for your audition.

  • 2 scales at any tempo representing current level of playing

  • Two contrasting solo works or etudes from student’s current or recently completed study. (Bring an extra copy of the music for the audition committee.)

  • Sight reading may be requested.

Possible ensemble placement includes:

  • Prima Strings – Junior Division (string orchestra)

  • Concertino – Junior Division (string orchestra)

  • Ripieno – Intermediate Division (string orchestra)

  • Philharmonia – Advanced II Division (full orchestra)

  • Symphony Orchestra – Advanced I Division (full orchestra)

Placement in an ensemble is at the sole discretion of YOBC music directors. Students do not audition for a specific ensemble.  Guidelines for placement for our different ensembles are located under About YOBC/YOBC Curriculum.