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LSYO AUDITIONS

2023-2024 Season

Please click here to understand the required level, experience, and time commitment for each ensemble prior to registering for an audition.
 
Musicians need only audition for their desired orchestra but will be considered for all lower ensembles. Please note that our conductors carefully place musicians in the appropriate ensemble based on their audition, experience, open seats, and what best serves the musician's needs.
 
Audition fee of $25 is nonrefundable. Click here to learn about tuition.

 

In-person auditions for seats open following May auditions are scheduled for:

  • August 25th from 5pm to 9pm at Lightridge High School

  • August 26th from 9am to 5pm at Stone Bridge High School

 

Audition Registration Closes at 11:59PM on August 24th.

Audition requirements are below. For additional information, please contact the LSYO General Manager, Jamie Farber, at jamie.farber@loudounsymphony.org.

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LSYO ensembles are seated. We do offer for rolling auditions throughout the year as needed. Please contact our General Manager, Jamie Farber (jamie.farber@loudounsymphony.org), for further information.

Thank you for your interest in joining LSYO! We look forward to hearing your audition.

Prelude Strings

Prospective students should be comfortable reading and playing from basic music notation in the keys of D, G, and C Major without letter names written under notes.

Please prepare the following:

Scales

  • Any 1 octave scale

Solo

  • A solo piece of your choosing (Suzuki Book 1 - 2 or equivalent). You must bring a copy of your music.

Prelude
String

String Orchestra

Prospective students should be able to easily sight-read VBODA Grade I music, comfortably play from basic music notation without letter names written under notes and have a minimum 1 year of experience in a formal ensemble led by a conductor.

Please prepare the following:

Scales

  • Violin: A Major Scale, 2 octaves. Memorized. Quarter note = 90 BPM.

  • Viola & Cello: D Major Scale, 2 octaves. Memorized. Quarter note = 90 BPM.

  • Bass: D Major Scale, 1 octave. Memorized. Quarter note = 90 BPM.

Solo

  • A solo that best demonstrates technical and expressive performance ability. Minimum requirement: Suzuki Books 3-4 or equivalent.

Symphonic

Symphonic Orchestra

Please prepare the following:

Scales

  • Strings:Any 2-octave major scale that demonstrates 3rd or 4th position shifting. Slur two in a bow. Memorized. Quarter note = 100 BPM.

  • Winds/brass/percussion: Any 1-octave major scale. Staccato ascending and slur 4 descending. Memorized. Quarter note = 100 BPM.

Solo

  • A solo (3-5 mins) that best demonstrates technical and expressive performance ability.

  • String musicians are expected to play at the Suzuki Book 5 performance level.

  • Percussionists must perform a snare etude and a mallet instrument solo.

Excerpt

  • Excerpt pertaining to your specific instrument (download here). If you don't see an excerpt for your instrument, we are no longer accepting auditions for that instrument.

Philharmonic

Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Please prepare the following:

Scales

  • Strings:Any 3-octave scale. Memorized. Quarter note = 100 BPM. Slur two in a bow.

  • Winds/brass/percussion: Any 2-octave scale. Memorized. Quarter note = 100 BPM. Staccato ascending and slur 4 descending.

Solo

  • A solo that best demonstrates technical and expressive performance ability.

  • Percussionists must perform a snare drum etude and a mallet instrument solo. Timpani solos can be performed in lieu of a mallet percussion solo.

Excerpt

  • Excerpt pertaining to your specific instrument (download here). If you don't see an excerpt for your instrument, we are no longer accepting auditions for that instrument.

  • Transpositions and clef proficiencies are required where applicable.

  • Woodwinds, please note on your audition form if you have access to auxiliary instruments (i.e. Piccolo, English horn, clarinet in A, etc.)

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