LSYO 2021-2022 AUDITIONS

Orchestra auditions will take place in person on May 22, 9 am - 5 pm, and May 23, 1 pm - 7 pm, at our Leesburg Location. Virtual auditions are also available (see directions for recording and submitting video auditions here). Virtual auditions are due by 7pm on May 23. 


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

Acceptance notices will be provided no later than May 31st.
 
When you are ready to register, click the Register button at the bottom of this page.  You will be prompted to submit a $20 non-refundable audition fee and select an audition slot (or virtual).  After your payment is processed, you will receive an e-mail with directions to complete the registration process and, if auditioning virtually, provide a link to your video submission.

String Orchestra

Please prepare the following:

  1. Scales: Any 2 one-octave scales. Memorized. Quarter note = 80 BPM (slur two in a bow).

  2. Solo: A solo that best demonstrates technical and expressive performance ability.  Minimum requirement: mid-book Suzuki Volume 2.

Symphonic Orchestra

Please prepare the following:

  1. Scales: Any one 2-octave major scale. Memorized. Quarter note = 100 BPM. (Strings -  slur two in a bow.)

  2. Solo: A solo that best demonstrates technical and expressive performance ability. (Percussion: must perform a snare etude and a keyboard instrument solo.)

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

Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Please prepare the following:

  1. Scales: Any one 3-octave scale (2-octave for winds, brass, and percussion). Memorized. Quarter note = 100 BPM. (Strings - Slur two in a bow.)

  2. Solo: A solo that best demonstrates technical and expressive performance ability. (Percussion must perform a snare drum solo and a keyboard percussion solo.) 

  3. Excerpts: 2 excerpts 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.).