VYOA String Audition Requirements

VIOLIN/VIOLA/CELLO

Students will perform a solo, one major and one minor scale with arpeggios, and sight reading. Please note that the student’s solo performance will be given the greatest consideration when considering ensemble placement.

Solo Piece: Perform a solo which is polished and demonstrates your technical and musical capabilities. The audition panel may not listen to your entire piece due to time constraints.  You should be prepared to perform any short segment(s) from a solo if it is longer than 5 minutes.

Sight Reading: Up to 2 melodic excerpts

Scales/Arpeggios: Each scale and its corresponding arpeggio should be played at a minimum tempo of quarter note=80 in quarter notes or eighth notes. Students may choose the major and minor scales with their corresponding arpeggios that they play. Each scale should demonstrate your range and technical playing ability.

VYO level:
1 major scale with arpeggio (minimum 3 octaves)
1 minor scale with arpeggio, melodic or harmonic (minimum 3 octaves)

VYP level:
1 major scale with arpeggio (minimum 3 octaves)
1 minor scale with arpeggio, melodic or harmonic (minimum 2 octaves)

VYS level:
1 major scale with arpeggio (minimum 2 octaves)
1 minor scale with arpeggio, melodic or harmonic (minimum 1 octave)

        

DOUBLE BASS

Students will perform a solo, one major and one minor scale with arpeggios, and sight reading. Please note that the student’s solo performance will be given the greatest consideration when considering ensemble placement.

Solo Piece: Perform a solo which is polished and demonstrates your technical and musical capabilities. The audition panel may not listen to your entire piece due to time constraints.

Sight Reading: Up to 2 melodic excerpts

Scales/Arpeggios: Each scale and its corresponding arpeggio should be played at a minimum tempo of quarter note=80 in quarter notes or eighth notes. Students may choose the major and minor scales with their corresponding arpeggios that they play. Each scale should demonstrate your range and technical playing ability.

VYO level:
1 major scale with arpeggio (minimum 3 octaves)
1 minor scale with arpeggio, melodic or harmonic (minimum 3 octaves)

VYP level:
1 major scale with arpeggio (minimum 2 octaves)
1 minor scale with arpeggio, melodic or harmonic (minimum 2 octaves)

VYS level:
1 major scale with arpeggio (minimum 1 octaves)
1 minor scale with arpeggio, melodic or harmonic (minimum 1 octave)