Auditions

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Deadline: March 19, 2018
Don't wait until the last minute to apply.  Time slots fill up fast!

 

To register for an audition, please complete this on-line application. Upon submission, you will be taken to a printable application which must be printed out and returned along with a non-refundable $25 audition fee.

Please mail the hardcopy of your application along with the non-refundable $25 audition fee to the address below.  Checks should be made payable to the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

MAIL COPY OF APPLICATION AND CHECKS TO:
Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra
Chris Rydel, Manager
P.O. Box 43950
Charlotte, NC 28215


Note: Students will be notified by email of their audition time two weeks prior to their audition date.

 

2018 Audition Schedule

An asterik (*) next to the date means that audition times have been sent, via email, from the manager@csyo.net email address.  If you have not received an email, please check your spam box.  If the audition email ended up in your spam box, please be sure to add this  address to your safe sender list.  Thanks!

All auditions are held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church
at 3200 Park Road at the corner of Park and Marsh Roads.

Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra
Sunday, April 8
Tuesday, April 17
Tuesday, April 24
Tueday, May 15
Saturday, May 19


 
1:00-8:00pm
4:15-9:00pm
4:15-9:00pm
1:00-8:00pm
10am-12pm


 
Violin
Woodwinds
Brass
Viola/Cello/Bass
Harp/Percussion

 

Junior Youth Orchestra
Sunday, May 6
Wednesday, May 16
Thursday, May 17
Saturday, May 19

 
1:00-8:00pm
4:15-9:00pm
4:15-9:00pm
4:15-9:00pm
Violin
Viola/Cello/Bass
Woodwind/Brass
Harp/Percussion
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2018 JYO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

ALL INSTRUMENTS
Sight reading; play a solo of your choice showing your abilities and range.  Please bring a copy of your solo for the judges. *Violins see below for additional requirements on the choosing of your solo.

IN ADDITION

Winds and Brass
Major scales of one or two octaves (two octaves preferred) from the following: C, Bb, F, Eb, G, D, A, and a chromatic scale.

Violin
A solo of your choice with a difficulty rating equivalent to Suzuki book 4 or above. 

Scales: Two octaves required (three octaves preferred). G, A, Bb, D, F Major and d melodic minor. Scales are to be performed with a minimum of 2 notes slurred per bow.

Viola
Major scales, 2 octaves: C, D, Eb, G. Minor scales: C and D melodic minor.  All scales- minimum of two notes per bow.

Cello
Scales, 3 octaves: Eb and D Major; 2 octaves: Bb Major and d melodic minor.

Bass
Major scales, 2 octaves: E, F, G.


Percussion
All percussion audition candidates must pick a solo of your choice on EITHER a mallet keyboard instrument, snare drum or timpani, showing your best abilities. Sight reading will also be given on that particular instrument.

In addition, each person is REQUIRED to perform on all of the following:

Snare Drum
Rudimental Roll, Orchestral Roll, Flams, Paradiddles.

Mallet Instruments 

2 Octave Major Scales & Arpeggios: C, F, Bb, Eb, G, & D. Plus, Chromatic Scale, 2 Octaves.

Timpani
Long Roll, ppp to fff. Interval tuning to 4ths, 5ths and 3rds.

Harp
All major scales and arpeggios.


2018 CSYO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The CSYO season begins with a five-day residential summer camp. This camp will be held August 1-5, 2018 at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC.  Attendance at the camp is required of all accepted CSYO musicians.


WOODWINDS

·         All major scales and arpeggios, minimum of two octaves

·         Required solo no substitutions accepted

·         Required orchestral excerpts

·         Sight reading

 
If you play and have access to a piccolo, English horn, or bass clarinet and would like to be considered for these positions you must prepare a short selection of your choice for your audition.  Required orchestral excerpts links can be found below.

Flute

Three octave chromatic scale from low C 

Required solo:  J. S. Bach Sonate No. 2 in E flat Major for Flute and Piano, BWV 1031 mvmt. I: mm. 36-54; mvmt. II: beginning - m. 22; mvmt. III: beginning through m. 61

Flute Orchestral excerpts: bracketed parts in Menuet from Bizet's L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2


Oboe

Chromatic scale from low C to high E-flat (three ledger lines above staff)

Required solo:  Tomaso Albinoni Concerto in D minor, op. 9, no. 2 for oboe and piano mvmt. I: mm. 34-52 and 59-80 inclusive; mvmt. II: mm. 17-41.

Oboe orchestral excerpts:  bracketed parts from Beethoven's Symphony #3 Eroica

Clarinet

Chromatic scale from low E to high G (four ledger lines above staff)

Required solo:  C. M. von Weber Concertino for Clarinet, op. 26 (clarinet and piano reduction) mm. 10-53 inclusive and 96-111 inclusive 

Clarinet orchestral excerpts:   bracketed 1st clarinet excerpts from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream 

Bassoon

Three octave chromatic scale from low B-flat

Required solo:  W. A. Mozart Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191 for bassoon and piano mvmt. II: mm. 7-20 inclusive; mvmt. III: mm. 21-51 and mm. 107-138 

Bassoon orchestral excerpts:  bracketed soli parts from Paul Dukas' L'Apprenti Sorcier (Sorcerer's Apprentice)


BRASS
Scale requirements :  All major scales, chromatic scale of applicant's choice. Required music below. NO SUBSTITUTIONS

Horn
Solo -Saint-Saens Morceau de Concert, mvt 1 opening theme through and including the triplet variation section.

Excerpts to be prepared:
John Williams, Cowboys Overture

Richard Strauss, Ein Heldenleben


Trumpet
Solo -Haydn Concerto for trumpet in E-flat mvt. 1 Exposition only (mm. 37 -mm 83)

Excerpts to be prepared:
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Var. #14
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, Opening Promenade


Trombone
Solo -Bach Cello Suite #2 (transcription) Prelude (mvt 1)
 
Excerpts to be prepared:
Paul HIndemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis, mvt. 2

Hector Berlioz - The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24, Rakoczy March

 

Tuba
Solo -Barat -Introduction and Dance. DANCE ONLY


Excerpts to be prepared:
Wagner - Die Meistersinger Overture, mm. 156-188
Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition, mvt. 4



STRINGS
All instruments: Sight reading.

Violin:
3 octave scales: G, A, B flat, D and F majors. G, A and D melodic minors.  Scales will be rated on intonation, tone quality and tempo. A minimum of 4 notes per bow is required.
A solo of your choice with a difficulty rating of at least the Bach A minor or Mozart G major Concertos.

Excerpts to be prepared: Violin Excerpts


Viola:
3 octave scales: C,D,E, Eb, F, G, A, and their relative melodic minor; Hoffmeister Viola concerto or any movement from the Bach cello suite for Viola, or piece of  equivalent technical proficiency.
Excerpts to be prepared: Viola Excerpts



Cello:
3 octave scales: C, D, Eb, F, G, C melodic minor, D melodic minor; A solo piece of your choice, displaying your highest level of ability (concerto exposition or Bach suite, movement suggested, but not required.)

Excerpts to be prepared: Cello excerpts


Bass:
2 octaves C major (into thumb position) and g harmonic minor. Solo choices (pick one):
Marcello - Sonata #2 in e minor/2nd movement
Vivaldi - Sonata #1 in Bb/ 4th movement
Simandl - Etude #17 from 30 Etudes

Excerpts to be prepared: Bass excerpts


Harp:
All major scales and arpeggios; Tchaikovsky "Waltz of the Flowers" cadenza from Nutcracker and solo work of your choice.


PERCUSSION:
Prepare the following according to your current grade level.

Prepare either the 9/10 or 11/12 rudiment requirements from the NC All-State Band list:

http://www.ncbandmasters.org/images/2013-2014_Percussion_Rudiments_R1.9.13.pdf

AND

Prepare either the 9/10 or 11/12 snare, mallet and timpani solos from the NC All State band solo list for 2017-2018:

9/10

http://www.ncbandmasters.org/images/2017-2018_HS_Solos_Rev_9.18.17.pdf

11/12 
http://www.ncbandmasters.org/images/2017-2018_SrHS_Solos_Rev_9.18.17.pdf



 

 
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