We recommend that students consult with their private teacher or school music teacher in choosing music 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 – Beginner Level (string orchestra)
  • Concertino – Intermediate Level (string orchestra)
  • Ripieno – Advanced Intermediate Level (string orchestra)
  • Philharmonia – Advanced II Level (full orchestra)
  • Symphony Orchestra – Advanced I Level (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.