YMO AUDITIONS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS:

Violins do not audition for a specific seating but are assigned to each section based on the playing level of all the students auditioning, on the audition scores, and on the number of seats available. Pieces listed below represent an example of the minimum level recommended. We prefer that everyone play a solo, rather than an excerpt from orchestral or band music, to demonstrate the level of playing ability.

Strings

Violin I

Solo
Movement from sonata or concerto of level of Suzuki Book 6 or above (eg., Vivaldi Gm, Bach Am), reflecting 1st – 7th positions, with vibrato

Scales of 3 octaves up to 3 flats and 3 sharps – any articulation

Sight-Reading

Violin II

Solo
Movement from sonata or concerto of level of Suzuki Book 4 or above (eg., Rieding op. 21, Vivaldi Am Concerto), reflecting 1st – 3rd positions, with beginning vibrato

Scales of 2 octaves up to 3 flats and 3 sharps – any articulation

Sight-Reading

Viola

Solo
Movement from sonata or concerto of level of Suzuki Book 3 or above (eg., Seitz Concerto No. 5, Vivaldi Dm), reflecting 1st – 3rd positions, with beginning vibrato

Scales of 2 octaves up to 3 flats and 3 sharps – any articulation

Sight-Reading

Cello

Solo
Movement from sonata or concerto of level of Suzuki Book 3 or above, reflecting 1st – 5th positions, with beginning vibrato

Scales of 2 octaves up to 3 flats and 3 sharps – any articulation

Sight-Reading

Bass

Solo
Movement from sonata or concerto

Scales of 2 octaves up to 3 flats and 3 sharps – any articulation

Sight-Reading

Winds and Brass (Clarinet, Oboe, Flute/Piccolo, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba)

Solo
Movement from sonata or concerto

Scales of 2 octaves up to 3 flats and 3 sharps – any articulation

Sight-Reading

Percussion

Snare Drum and/or Mallet Solo
Sight-Reading