Audition information

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for an advanced-level ensemble! There have been some exciting changes for the 2021-2022 school year. Spring 2021, students will follow the audition guidelines and record a video with audio of the material and submit it no later than 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 26.

A copy of the audition rubric that will be used for all musicians and both ensembles can be reviewed HERE. This is based on the standard MVHS Music Performance Rubric.

 

Questions? See Anna or Ricky

All current 9th-11th graders are encouraged to audition for Wind Ensemble or Chamber Orchestra. If you need hard copies of your audition sheet music, a recording device or any other assistance with technology, contact Anna or Ricky.

Please look over this page to find further instructions for auditioning.

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NEW for 2021-2022

Incoming 9th-Grade String Players

You will be placed into the brand new Concert Orchestra.

 

Incoming Band Musicians

You will automatically be enrolled in the Concert Band ensemble, reserved for Freshmen. 

Continuing 9th-11th Grade MVHS Band and Orchestra Students

Video Audition Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 26.

 

Anna and Ricky will be listening to your Video Audition Submissions through the end of the month. All audition material referenced below can be found HERE.

WIND ENSEMBLE

 

While you should know all 12 major scales, please perform one octave of the following, slurred eighth note pattern, at Quarter Note=86:

 

  • Concert E-Flat Major

  • Concert B Major

 

Bass and Treble Clef scale sheets are in the audition material folder. 

Prepared excerpts for each instrument are in the audition material folder. Please ignore any and all repeat signs. 

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

While you should know all 12 major scales, please perform two octaves of the following:

 

  • A-Flat Major

  • F-Sharp Major

  • One three-octave scale of your choosing

 

An example of the scale pattern is in the audition material folder.

Prepared excerpts for each instrument are in the audition material folder.