Orchestra Notes

Placement Auditions - Due Monday, May 11th 

Submit Video Recording through Google Classroom

Chamber (Varsity string ensemble; 10th-12th graders ONLY) Students will need to:

  •  Perform a 3-octave scale in E Major and A-flat Major

  •  Perform a Class 1 equivalent (Suzuki Book 6 or higher) solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved solo or etude

Sinfonia (formerly Symphony) (Non-Varsity string ensemble) Students will need to:

  •  Perform a 3-octave scale in D Major and C Major (2-octave for basses)

  •  Perform a Class 1 or Class 2 equivalent (Suzuki Book 4 or higher) solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved solo or etude

Concert (Sub Non-Varsity A string ensemble) Students will need to:

  • Perform 2-octave scale D major and G Major

  • Perform a Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 equivalent (Suzuki Book 3 or higher) solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved solo or etude

Philharmonic (Freshmen only) (Sub Non-Varsity B string ensemble)Students will need to:

  • Perform 2-octave scale D major and G Major

  • Perform a Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 equivalent (Suzuki Book 1 or higher) solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved solo or etude

FAQ's

  • You SHOULD NOT use your Solo or Ensemble from this or a previous school year.

  • You SHOULD NOT use a concert piece from any year.  

  • You can use one of the Region Audition Etudes that are in Google Classroom.

  • Bass Players can choose a solo from Volume 3 of the Progressive Repertoire Books by George Vance.  

  • Incoming Freshmen may audition to be placed in Sinfonia.