LSYO AUDITIONS

The 22-23 season auditions are in person on May 21 & May 22 at Stone Bridge High School (43100 Hay Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147). 

All of our in-person audition slots have been filled. You may either register to audition now and submit a virtual audition (deadline for uploading your video is 5/20 by 11:59 PM) OR wait to register for August auditions. The August audition date/time/location is TBD.

 

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 LSYO's general manager, Meredith Gersten, at meredith.gersten@loudounsymphony.org.

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:

Scales

  • Strings:Any 2-octave major scale. 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. (Percussion: must perform a snare etude and a keyboard 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 keyboard 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.)

2022-2023 Season