Interested in joining TYS? Audition for a spot!


For this year 2021-22, all rehearsals will happen at John Overton High School, 4820 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220

2021/2022 Audition Process

*VIRTUAL* AUDITIONS  2021-2022 Season: All Youth Symphony, Prelude Strings, and Jazz/Rock auditions will take place virtually.

All students (both existing and new) are required to follow this audition process.

Step 1. Record a 1-2 minute audition video

Record a 1-2 minute prepared solo that showcases the level of your playing at this particular time.

At the beginning of your audition video, BEFORE you play your solo, please state the following:
1. First and Last Name
2. Which group you are auditioning for (Prelude Strings, Youth Symphony, Jazz/Rock, or you may state Not Sure)
3. The title and composer of your piece.
For example: “My name is Betsy Smith. I am auditioning for the Youth Symphony….OR…I am auditioning for Prelude Strings. I will be playing “Title of Piece” written by “Composer name.

Step 2. Upload your video to YouTube

Upload your video to YouTube (as an unlisted video that is only accessible by a private link). Here is a quick tutorial on how to upload and create an unlisted YouTube video: https://youtu.be/JOr7JluzEOM

NOTE: Your YouTube audition video link is required for Registration Form

Step 3. Complete Registration Form

Complete the audition form at the Register Today! button below. Remember, you need your YouTube audition video link for the Registration Form.

Step 4. Zoom Audition

After you have completed the TYS Audition Form, you will be contacted to schedule a Zoom meeting. This Zoom meeting will cover the scale and sightreading portion of your audition. Note: If you previously played with our organization within the last year, and intend to return to the same ensemble, the zoom portion may be omitted.

Step 5. Audition Results

Students will be contacted with audition results.

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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