Junior Symphony

Junior Symphony

All auditions include sight-reading. All returning musicians must use a new solo and a more advanced series of scales, and demonstrate progress from the previous year at the audition.

Violin I

Must meet requirements for Violin II Junior, plus (all in full bow with vibrato, mm=80):

  • 2 octave D Major scale
  • 2 octave G Major scale
  • 2 octave Bb Major scale
  • 2 octave G Harmonic minor scale
  • Perform a solo on the level of Vivaldi A Minor Concerto
  • or Bach Double Concerto 1st Violin in D minor

Violin II

  • Be able to play in tune with characteristic tone production the following scales (mm=80):
    • 2 octave G Major scale
    • 2 octave A Major scale
    • 1 octave F Major scale in quarter notes
    • 1 octave D Harmonic minor scale
    • 2 octave A Natural minor in quarter notes
  • Perform a solo on the level of Suzuki Book III Bach Minuet in G and G minor

Viola

  • Must meet requirements for Violin II Junior which include the following scales (mm=80):
    • 2 octave C Major scale, triplets on each pitch
    • 2 octave D Major scale
    • 1 octave Bb Major scale in quarter notes
    • 1 octave G Harmonic minor scale
    • 2 octave D natural minor scale in quarter notes
  • Perform a solo on the level of Suzuki Book II Handel Bouree or Schumann The Two Grenadiers

Cello

  • Must be able to play the following scales (mm=80):
    • 2 octave G Major scale
    • 1 octave Bb Major scale in quarter notes
    • 2 octave D Major scale
  • Perform a solo on the level of Suzuki Book II Schumann The Two Grenadiers

Bass

  • Must be able to play the following scales (mm=80):
    • 1 octave G Major scale
    • 1 octave D Major scale
    • 1 octave Bb Major scale
  • Perform a solo showing your ability to play the instrument.  To show further ability, the student can play a 2nd or 3rd octave of any scale

Woodwind and Brass

  • chromatic scale to fullest range possible (slurred up and down)
  • major scales up to 2 sharps and 2 flats articulated in eighth notes within the range of the student’s ability (one or two octaves)
  • any prepared solo piece or etude that best demonstrates the players skill level
  • sight reading

Percussion

  • demonstration of snare drum rudiments (rolls, flams, etc.) and rhythms using quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes
  • any prepared snare drum piece or etude that best demonstrates the players skill level
  • timpani, mallet and trap set optional but not necessary
  • sight-reading