Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra

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Auditions will be held on May 13th and 20th at the College of Charleston. 


Come join the excitement and get the chance to perform with other motivated young musicians as well as the professional musicians of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Ken Lam, and guests from around the country and globe!

Audition requirements are as follows :

All Winds/Brass

  • One solo of your choice
  • Scales (any major scale up to 3 sharps/flats at least two octaves, three where possible)
  • Chromatic scale (as extensive as possible)
  • An excerpt to be chosen from the 2017-2018 repertoire
    Excerpts will be available approximately 1 month before the auditions.

Percussion

  • Solo of your choice on snare drum, mallet instrument, or timpani AND snare drum
  • Long roll, flam, paradiddle / xylophone
  • Two octave major scales and arpeggios (C, F, Bb, Eb, G, and D) plus chromatic scale (2 octaves) / timpani
  • Long roll (ppp to fff) / tune two drums to P4, P5, and Major 3rd
  • An excerpt to be chosen from the 2017-2018 repertoire
    Excerpts will be available approximately 1 month before the auditions.


All Strings

  • One solo of your choice
  • Scales: 1 major - 3 octave, 1 minor - 3 octave
  • An excerpt to be chosen from the 2017-2018 repertoire
    Excerpts will be available approximately 1 month before the auditions.



Audition Information


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The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is pleased to announce auditions for its 2017-2018 season! 

Questions?
Email Jack Cleghorn, CSYO conductor

JackCleghorn@csyo.org