Audition information for the 2020-2021 season

Musicians, thank you for your interest in auditioning for one of our advanced-level ensembles!

 

These instructions are primarily for *new* members to our Spartan Music family. For *current* members, we will listening to auditions throughout the day (and during class) during audition week (March 31-April 2). All audition material referenced below can be found HERE. Here are the audition requirements for next year:

 

-= WIND ENSEMBLE =-

  1. **Recommendation from current Director**​​ Once we receive confirmation from your Director, we will email a link to sign up for a 10-minute audition slot.​​

  2. All twelve major scales, one octave - we will select three for you to play at random. Bass and Treble Clef scale sheets are in the audition material folder.

  3. Two prepared excerpts of varying styles (student's choice - recommendation: fast & technical vs. slow & melodic), no more than 90 seconds each. Examples of appropriate excerpts can be found HERE.

  4. There may be a short sight-reading excerpt.

 

-= CHAMBER ORCHESTRA =-

  1. **Recommendation from current Director**​​ Once we receive confirmation from your Director, we will email a link to sign up for a 10-minute audition slot. 

  2. All twelve major scales, two octaves. You will play one 3-octave scale of your choosing and we will select two additional 2-octave scales at random. An example of the scale pattern is in the audition material folder.

  3. Prepared excerpts for each instrument are in the audition material folder - please note tempos - Both excerpts required. Reference Recording can be found HERE.

  4. There will be a short sight-reading excerpt.

A copy of the rubric that will be used can be reviewed HERE. Auditions will be held on March 30th through April 2nd and will have 10-minute slots between 3:00pm to 5:00pm each day. Remember- your Director must email us with your name & email address before we send the sign-up link.

 

Let us know if there are any further questions. Thank you!

-Jason & Anna

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