Ethos String Orchestra/Camerata Auditions

Auditions for the Ethos string orchestras are Monday, October 12 at Stewarts Creek High School.

1.  COMPLETE THE STUDENT INFORMATION FORM BEFORE AUDITIONING

2.  Read through the Audition Requirements below.  Students interested in the Ethos Camerata (those with 2-4 years playing experience) is different from students interested in the Ethos Chamber Orchestra (those with more developed skills).

3.  Complete the “Parent Info Forms – Fall 2020” and “Credit Card Authorization Form” and bring to your audition.  

4.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME

 

Audition Requirements

 

The auditions for both orchestras consist of scales, a prepared solo, and sight reading. Specific requirements for each ensemble are below.

 

CAMERATA AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Scales

 

  • Violin: Two octave scales – G, A, and B-flat; One octave scales – C, D, and F
  • Viola: Two octave scales – C and D; One octave scales – F, G, A, and B-flat
  • Cello: Two octave scales – C and D; One octave scales – F, G, A, and B-flat
  • Bass: G, A, Bb, C (1 octave)

 

  1. Prepared Solo

 

This should be representative of the student’s overall musical and technical ability and approximately one minute in length. In general, students who qualify for admission into the Camerata Ensemble will be able to play a piece with a difficulty level similar to those found in Suzuki Book 1. Bring an extra copy of your solo music to the audition.

 

Students who were in Ethos Academy 2 Class Last Year – you may play any of the pieces you learned in Academy 2 last year as your prepared solo.

 

If you do not have access to a prepared solo of your own, students may choose one of these:

 

Violin:  vln audition materials

 

Viola:  vla audition materials

 

Cello:  cello audition materials

 

Bass:  bass audition materials

 

  1. Sight Reading

 

All students will be asked to sight-read 1 to 3 short selections. These will be provided at the audition. Students should have experience reading a variety of rhythms including whole, half, eighth, and sixteenth notes.

 


 

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Scales

 

All instruments should be prepared to play two octave scales up to 3 sharps and 3 flats.

 

  1. Prepared Solo

 

This should be representative of the student’s overall musical and technical ability and approximately one minute in length. In general, students who qualify for admission into the Youth Ensemble will be able to play a piece with a difficulty level similar to those found in Suzuki Book 3. Bring an extra copy of your solo music to the audition.

 

  1. Sight Reading

 

All students will be asked to sight-read 1 to 3 short selections. These will be provided at the audition. Students should have experience reading a variety of rhythms and time signatures, including dotted rhythms, cut time, and 6/8 time.

 


 

 

 

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