Audition Requirements:
Strings

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​String Ensemble

We provide a relaxed, nurturing environment in these auditions, as we realize this may be the student’s first audition experience.

Scales​

Violin 

     1 octave D Major 

     1 octave C Major

     2 Octave G Major

Viola

     1 octave G Major

     Choice of 1 or 2 octave D Major

     2 Octave C Major

Cello

     1 octave G Major

     Choice of 1 or 2 octave D Major

     2 Octave C Major

Bass

     1 octave G Major

     1 octave C Major

     optional 1 octave D Major

 

Solo

Please prepare a solo or a melody from a method book of your choice (Suzuki, Essential Elements, CMEA solo or other). Choose a piece that represents your best playing!

 

Sight Reading

You will be asked to play a short excerpt that you have never seen before so that we can determine your sight reading level. You can take a minute to look at the key signature, time signature, and scan over the piece.


 

Concert Orchestra

The SYCO audition piece and scales should be at or above the level of the CMEA middle school regionals audition selections. These regional scales and solo pieces can be found at cmea.org under Auditions and Festivals.

Scales​

Violin 

     2 octave D Major 

     2 octave B Flat Major

     2 or 3 octave G Major

Viola

     2 octave C Major

     1 octave B Flat Major

     2 octave D Major

Cello

     2 Octave C Major

     1 octave B Flat Major

     1 or 2 octave D Major

Bass

     1 octave C Major

     1 octave B Flat Major

     1 octave D Major

Solo

Please prepare a solo of your choice that represents your best playing ability (CMEA solo or other). 

 

Sight Reading

You will be asked to play a short excerpt so that we can determine your sight reading level. You can take a minute to look at the key signature, time signature, and scan over the piece.

Symphony Orchestra

The SYSO audition piece and scales should be at or above the level of the CMEA high school regionals audition selection. These scales and solo pieces can be found at cmea.org under Auditions and Festivals.

Scales​

Violin 

     Any 3 Octave Major Scale and Arpeggio of your choice

     Any 3 Octave Melodic Minor Scale and Arpeggio of your choice

Viola

     Any 3 Octave Major Scale and Arpeggio of your choice

     Any 3 Octave Melodic Minor Scale and Arpeggio of your choice

Cello

     Any 3 Octave Major Scale and Arpeggio of your choice

     Any 3 Octave Melodic Minor Scale and Arpeggio of your choice

Bass

     Any 2 Octave Major Scale and Arpeggio of your choice

     Any 2 Octave Melodic Minor Scale and Arpeggio of your choice

Solo

Please prepare a solo of your choice that represents your best playing ability (CMEA solo or other). 

Sight Reading

You will be asked to play a short excerpt so that we can determine your sight reading level. You can take a minute to look at the key signature, time signature, and scan over the piece.