LSYO AUDITIONS

Our next round of auditions for the 22-23 season will be on Saturday, August 27 from 10 AM - 2:30 PM Stone Bridge High School (43100 Hay Road, Ashburn VA 20147). Registration closes at 11:59 PM on August 25th.

Musicians need only to audition for one ensemble to be considered for all lower ensembles. Please visit the respective pages for each ensemble to understand level and commitment prior to registering.

Tuition for the 2022-2023 season is as follows.  Payment is not due until ensemble acceptance and scholarships are available for those who have financial need.

 

  • Philharmonic, $600

  • Symphonic, $550

  • String Orchestra, $450


What to prepare for your audition is listed below.  Click the ‘register’ button at the bottom of the page to snag your time slot!

If you have questions, please contact the LSYO General Manager, Jamie Farber at jamie.farber@loudounsymphony.org.

String Orchestra

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

  • Violin: G Major Scale, 2 octaves. Memorized. Quarter note = 80 BPM.

  • Viola & Cello: C Major Scale, 2 octaves. Memorized. Quarter note = 80 BPM.

  • Bass: D Major Scale, 1 octave. Memorized. Quarter note = 80 BPM.

Solo

  • A solo that best demonstrates technical and expressive performance ability. Minimum requirement: mid-book Suzuki Volume 2, No. 6.

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 4 performance level.

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

Excerpt

  • Excerpt pertaining to your specific instrument below. *Percussion performs 2 excerpts.

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. (Percussion: must perform a snare etude and a mallet instrument solo.)

Excerpt

  • Excerpt pertaining to your specific instrument below.

  • 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.)

At this time we are no longer accepting bassoon or clarinet auditions for Philharmonic Orchestra.

2022-2023 Season