Auditions

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2017-2018 Youth Orchestra Auditions

Click here to download the 2017-2018 CSYO Brochure and Application!

For more information about the CSYO programs, please contact Devon Broderick, Youth Orchestras Manager, at 614-221-5650 or  dbroderick@columbussymphony.com.

Youth Orchestra (Grades 9-12)

Peter Stafford Wilson
CSYO Music Director
Youth Orchestra Conductor

Rehearsals
Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:30 PM and select weekends at various locations including the Vern Riffe Center and area high schools.

Performances
3-4 performances at the Davidson Theatre (formerly Capitol) in the Vern Riffe Center.

Audition Dates
Week of May 15, 2017
The Ohio State University

Open Rehearsal
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7-9:30 pm
Davidson Theatre, Vern Riffe Center

Audition Requirements

  • All Instruments (including Mallet Percussion): All major and melodic minor scales and chromatic scale (2 or more octaves from memory)
  • A movement from a concerto, sonata, etude or other solo piece that clearly indicates the student’s level of ability
  • Sight-reading
  • Auditions must be unaccompanied.

*Players who double on utility instruments such as piccolo, English horn, bass or E-flat clarinet, contrabassoon, etc. are encouraged to bring those instruments and prepare a short solo.
*Percussionists should prepare a solo or orchestral excerpt on snare drum, xylophone AND timpani.

 

Cadet Orchestra (Grades 7-10)

Mark Sholl, conductor
Dr. Jim Bates, assistant conductor 

Rehearsals
Monday evenings, 7:00-9:15 PM and select weekends at various locations including Hilliard Davidson High School and various local high schools.

Performances
3-4 performances in Columbus locations to be announced at a later date.

Audition Dates
Week of May 15, 2017
The Ohio State University

Open Rehearsal
Monday, Feb. 15, 2017, 7-9:15 pm
Hilliard Davidson High School Band Room

Audition Requirements

  • Strings: Major scales up to 4 flats and 4 sharps (3 octaves from memory, 2 octaves for basses)
  • Woodwinds, Brass and Mallet Percussion: Major scales up to 4 flats and 4 sharps (multiple octaves if possible)
  • A movement from a concerto, sonata, etude or other solo piece that clearly indicates the student’s level of ability
  • Sight-reading
  • Auditions must be unaccompanied.

*Players who double on utility instruments such as piccolo, English horn, bass or E-flat clarinet, contrabassoon, etc. are encouraged to bring those instruments and prepare a short solo.
*Percussionists should prepare a solo on snare drum, xylophone AND timpani and demonstrate knowledge of all rudiments on the snare drum.

 

Chamber Strings (Grades 6-9)

Dr. Robert Gillespie, conductor

Rehearsals
Tuesday afternoons, 4:30-6:30 PM in Weigel Hall (OSU)

Performances
3-4 performances on the campus of The Ohio State University and throughout Central Ohio.

Audition Date and Place
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Ohio State University

Open Rehearsal
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 4:30-6:30 pm
Weigel Hall, The Ohio State University

Audition Requirements

  • Major scales from the following: A, D, G, C, F, Bb (as many octaves as possible)
  • One three-minute solo excerpt.
  • Sight-reading
  • Auditions must be unaccompanied.

 

Junior Strings (Grades 3-6)

Sara Given, conductor

Rehearsals
Monday afternoons, 4:30-6:00 PM in Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington

Performances
3-4 performances on the campus of The Ohio State University and throughout Central Ohio.

Audition Date and Place
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at The Ohio State University

Open Rehearsal
Monday, March 6, 2017, 4:30– 6 pm
Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington

Audition Requirements

  • Major scales from the following: A, D, G, C (as many octaves as possible)
  • One prepared solo piece
  • Sight-reading
  • Auditions must be unaccompanied.

Click here for the 2017-2018 CSYO Audition Brochure and Application!

For more information about the CSYO programs, please contact Devon Broderick, Youth Orchestras Manager, at 614-221-5650 or  dbroderick@columbussymphony.com.