For middle school students and intermediate-level high school strings, harp, and piano. The following are the skill level eligibility requirements for The Junior Symphony:
First violins: Must be able to shift to 3rd and 5th position.
Solo piece: prepare and perform a piece on the level of Suzuki Book 4 or Book 5.
Scales: G, D, A, E, C, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab major in 2 octaves; G, D, and A melodic minor in 2 octaves.
Second violins: students in Suzuki books 2 or 3 who are ages 12 or older.
Solo piece: prepare and perform a piece on the level of Suzuki Book 2 or 3.
Scales: G, A, Bb, and C major in 2 octaves; D, Eb, E, and F major in one octave.
All other strings (violas, cellos, basses): must be in Suzuki Book 2 or 3 (or the equivalent) and between the ages of 12 and 15.
Solo: prepare and perform a piece on the level of Suzuki Book 2 or 3.
Scales: Violas: C, D, E, F, and Eb major scales in 2 octaves; G, A, and Bb major scales in 1 octave.
Cellos: C, G, D, A, and F major scales in 2 octaves.
Basses: C, G, D, A, and F major scales in 1 octave.
Piano and harp: scales, arpeggios, and solo piece should be the equivalent of those listed on the ABRSM level 3 or 4 exams
Harp and piano are limited to 1 position each in Junior Symphony.
Auditions will only be held for these instruments when there is an opening.