Interested in joining TYS? Audition for a spot!


Audition Process

1. Register

Auditions are by appointment only. Our scheduled audition days are over for this season. We do offer limited auditions by appointment only. These usually take place on Monday nights, before our rehearsals. Please indicate if you are available between 5:30 and 6:00 prior to our next scheduled Monday rehearsal. Rehearsal schedule available on our calendar.

To signup for an appointment, please fill our our Audition Registration Form. Once you register, you will receive an email with a confirmed date, time and location of your audition.

2. Prepare Required Elements

Please read the audition requirements listed below.

3. Pay $25 Registration Fee

A $25 registration fee, payable at your audition (or you may pay online), is required to audition. If you are accepted to and join the orchestra, this fee will be applied toward your tuition.

Prelude Strings Audition Requirements


Scales

selected from: C, G, D, A, F, Bb, Eb

Violins: 2 octave scales: C, G, D, A, Bb
1 or 2 octaves: F, Eb

Violas: 2 octave scales: C, G, D, F, Eb
1 or 2 octaves: A , Bb

Cello: 2 octave scales: C, G, D, F, Eb
1 or 2 octave: A, Bb

Bass: All 1 octave scales

Prepared Solo

A prepared piece of any style demonstrating your best ability.

Sightread

A piece will be provided that is comparable to Prelude Strings literature

Youth Symphony Audition Requirements


Strings and Harp

  • All 3-octave major scales
  • A prepared solo
  • Sight-reading

Woodwinds and Brass

  • All major scales
  • A prepared solo
  • Sight-reading

Percussion

  • All major scales (Xylophone, Marimba)
  • A prepared solo or etude
  • Sight-reading

Jazz/Rock Audition Requirements


Strings

  • All 3-octave major scales
  • A prepared solo of a contemporary piece
  • Sight-reading

Woodwinds and Brass

  • All major scales
  • A prepared solo of a contemporary piece
  • Sight-reading

Percussion

  • All major scales (Xylophone, Marimba)
  • A prepared solo of a contemporary piece
  • Sight-reading

Please note – improvisation is not necessary.

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