Orchestra Audition

Please prepare the following.

Choose one excerpt for your instrument from this list here: HERE

  • Required  scales for your  instrument are listed below.  Slur eighth notes (4) at a metronome marking of 80bpm per quarter note. Three octave scales should be played both detaché (separate bows slowly ½ notes) and eighth notes slurred.
  • Required  excerpts for your  instrument. (see below)

Violin

  • Three-octave G Major scale.
  • Two-octave C, D, E, F, B-flat, and E-flat major scales.
  • 3rd position facility, introductory up to 4th and 5th positions.
  • Developing use of vibrato, staccato, spiccato, legato, and slurred bowings.

Viola

  • Three-octave C Major scale.
  • Two-octave G, D, A, E, F, B-flat, and E-flat major scale.
  • 3rd position facility, introductory up to 5th.
  • Developing use of vibrato, staccato, spiccato, legato, and slurred bowings.

Cello

  • Three-octave C Major Scale 
  • Two-octave scale of D, E, F, A, B-flat, and E-flat major.
  • 4th position facility.

Double Bass

  • Two-octave E, D, and C major scales.
  • One-octave F, G, A, B-flat, and E-flat major scales.