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2019/2020 Fall Auditions

Monday, August 19th 4:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, August 24th 8:00am-5:00pm

Location:

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
4905 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220

Audition Process

1. Register

Auditions are by appointment only.

To signup for an appointment, please fill our our Audition Registration Form. Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to schedule your audition appointment.

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.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tish Dunn at tish.dunn@tnys.org

Prelude Strings Audition Requirements


Scales

VIOLIN SCALES The Violins are divided into 2 sections: Violin I and Violin II.
– For consideration in the Violin I section: C, G, D, A, F. All two octaves.
– For consideration in the Violin II section: C, G (two octaves), D, A, F. All one octave unless noted differently.
VIOLA & CELLO SCALES C (2 octaves), G, D (2 octaves), A, F. All one octave unless noted differently.
BASS SCALES C, G, D, F. All one octave.

Sightread

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

Prepared Solo

A prepared piece of any style demonstrating your best ability.

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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