Ethos String Orchestra/Camerata Auditions

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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 2. 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 including whole, half, eighth, and sixteenth notes.


STRING ENSEMBLE 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.


Audition Times: Sunday, August 27 & Thursday, August 28. Stewarts Creek High School Choir Room (301 Red Hawk Blvd; Smyrna, TN)

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