Corvallis Youth Symphony Auditions 2017

Thank you for signing up to audition for the Corvallis Youth Symphony’s 2017-2018 season! To audition for CYS, students must be members of their school instrumental music program and in grades 9-12. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15 at Crescent Valley High School in room B2, between 4:30-8pm. Audition slots will be 10-minutes long.

Audition Requirements:

Strings

  • Prepare contrasting sections (lyrical/technical) from a solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
  • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at quarter note = 60, two notes per bow, ascending and descending, with arpeggios.

Winds

  • Prepare contrasting sections (lyrical/technical) from a solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
  • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at quarter note = 60, slurred, ascending and descending, with arpeggios.

Percussion

  • Prepare contrasting sections from a marimba or xylophone solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
  • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at different tempi (quarter = 60 to 120).
  • You will be asked to perform standard snare drum rudiments, or you can substitute a short excerpt from a standard snare drum solo.
  • You may be asked to demonstrate tuning and basic bow strokes on timpani.

The last day to sign up for an audition day/time is June 11.

Student First Name

Student Last Name

Student Cell Phone

Home Phone

Street Address

City

Zip Code (5 digits)

School (in 2017-2018 school year)

Grade (in 2017-2018 school year)

Parent/Guardian First Name

Parent/Guardian Last Name

Parent/Guardian Cell/Work Phone

Second Parent/Guardian First Name (Optional)

Second Parent/Guardian Last Name (Optional)

Second Parent/Guardian Cell/Work Phone (Optional)

Parent/Guardian Email Address

Second Parent/Guardian Email Address (Optional)

Student Email Address

Emergency Contact Name -- used for Monday rehearsal emergency, other than parents, i.e., neighbor or family friend

Emergency Phone

Instrument

The number of years played

Invited by whom or where you learned about CYS

School band/orchestra

Private Teacher

Check all 30-min time-blocks you're available

Wednesday, June 14 4:305:005:306:006:307:007:30

Thursday, June 15 4:305:005:306:006:307:007:30

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After you submit this audition form, we will contact you in early June with your specific audition day and time. We will do our best to schedule your audition during your requested time/day; if we are unable to honor your audition-time request, we will contact you.

Audition results will be emailed out by the end of June.