BSYO Audition Excerpts 2014-2015

Preparing Excerpts

Performing orchestral excerpts is one part of your audition requirements (in addition to a solo work of the student’s choice, scales and arpeggios, and sightreading).

To prepare your excerpts:

  • Print the excerpts appropriate to your instrument and desired orchestra.
  • You should prepare the [bracketed] sections.
  • If you would like to be considered for more than one orchestra, you must prepare excerpts for the highest level orchestra for which you wish to audition.

 

Youth Orchestra (YO) Excerpts – Advanced

*Percussion – You should prepare a mallet solo in addition to the required excerpts. You must also be able to demonstrate ability on bass drum, cymbals, and timpani tuning.

**Harp – You should prepare a solo in addition to the required excerpts.

 

Concert Orchestra (CO) Excerpts – Intermediate/Advanced

*Percussion – You should prepare a mallet solo in addition to the required excerpts. You must also be able to demonstrate ability on bass drum and cymbals; demonstrate familiarity with timpani tuning.

**Harp – You should prepare a solo in addition to the required excerpts.

 

String Orchestra (SO) Excerpts – Beginner/Intermediate