Audition Requirements:
Winds, Brass, & Percussion

Concert Orchestra Woodwinds and Brass

 

The SYCO 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

one scale and arpeggio of your choice

a two octave concert F chromatic scale

Solo

A CMEA middle school region audition etude or equivalent 

Sight Reading 

You will be asked to play a short excerpt so that we can determine your sight reading level.

 

Concert Orchestra Percussion

 

You will be asked to play both mallets and snare.

Mallets: One major scale and arpeggio of your choice and the chromatic scale from the CMEA middle school audition list for mallets.

Snare: One of the CMEA middle school solos or its equivalent.

Symphony Orchestra Woodwinds and Brass

 

Scales

2 octave scale and arpeggio from the CMEA audition list and the CMEA chromatic scale requirement

Solo

A CMEA solos/etude or their equivalent

Incoming 9th grade students may choose to play the middle school CMEA etude/solo.

 

Sight Reading 

You will be asked to play a short excerpt so that we can determine your sight reading level.

 

Symphony Orchestra Percussion

 

You will be asked to play both mallets and snare.

Mallets: two major scales and arpeggios of their choice and the chromatic scale from the CMEA high school audition list.

Snare: Two of the snare rudiments and one of the snare solos/etudes from the CMEA HS audition list.

Incoming 9th grade students may choose to play the middle school CMEA solo/etude.