2019-2020 Audition Excerpts

**TCSYO strongly recommends students listen to these pieces
when preparing their audition excerpts**

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Double Bass
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Chamber Orchestra
conductor: Dr. Cheri Collins
Ages 12 to 15
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7:00-9:30pm
Lanier Middle School

Designed for intermediate to advanced string students with 3 or more years of experience. This ensemble focuses on cross-listening between sections, blend and balance, expressing various styles of music, and pursuing detailed, mature music making. Members demonstrate advanced shifting and bowing technique and are introduced to challenging string literature. Students will work in sectionals with professional coaches who are among the finest performers and teachers in the area.

CO - Audition Requirements

  • Scale requirement

Violin & Viola- one major AND one minor scale of your choice, three octaves
Cello - one major AND one minor scale of your choice, two octaves
Bass - one major AND one minor scale of your choice, two (continuous) octaves

  •  Solo requirement
A solo of your choice. This solo should be representative of your overall musical and technical ability. Solos should be 1 minute in length only. Please provide a Xerox copy for the panel of judges and conductors.

  • Excerpts
  • Sight-reading
All candidates will be asked to sight-read from standard orchestral repertoire. Don’t neglect practicing sight reading pieces you are unfamiliar with to help prepare for this part of the audition.




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