Part IScales

All students auditioning for Orchestra should be prepared to play the following two octave major scales by memory: C, G, D, A, F, Bb, Eb – Scales should be memorized and performed in eighth notes at ♩ = 100 beats per minute.

Part IIPrepared Piece

Students should prepare the following piece for their instrument.





Students will be adjudicated on tone quality, intonation, interpretation/musicianship, rhythmic accuracy, and technique.

Part IIISight-Reading

Students will be asked to sight read an excerpt.  Instructors will be listening for rhythmic accuracy, note accuracy, steadiness of tempo, dynamic recognition, and musicianship.

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Classical Studies Audition Rubric