Come Play With Us for the 2018-2019 season!  Auditions will be conducted in August.   Please see audition requirements below.

To request an audition, select the online audition request below or print and mail a request.

Concert  Orchestras Minimum Requirements

  1. Major scales, one octave C, G, D, F, A
  2. Major scales for viola/cello: 2-octave C and D; for violin: 2-octave G and A.
  3. Prepared solo of your choice. The solo will not be accompanied and does not need to be memorized.
  4. Sightreading as administered during the audition.

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.Chamber Orchestra Minimum Requirements

  1. Major scales, one octave C, G, D, F, A
  2. Major scales for viola/cello: 2-octave C and D; for violin: 2-octave G and A.
  3. Prepared solo of your choice. The solo will not be accompanied and does not need to be memorized.
  4. Sightreading as administered during the audition.

  Symphony Orchestra Minimum Requirements

  1. 3-octave Major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats
  2. 3 octave Minor scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats
  3. A solo excerpt demonstrating contrasting sections of fast and slow
  4. Sightreading as requested by auditioner.

Tips for a successful audition:

Choose a solo you can play well. Have it well-prepared. The adjudicators are not interested in when you started learning the solo; they will judge you on how well you play it. Choose a solo that shows off your ability. It should not be too easy, but if it is beyond your ability, it will hurt your audition score.

Practice your scales. You will be asked to play scales in up to three sharps or three flats.

Sight reading is a part of each audition. Practice sight reading with your teacher at each lesson.

Be early for your audition, so that you can complete any necessary paperwork, warm up and be ready to do your best. We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time. Remember, everyone wants you to do well at your audition!

 

Request an Audition

You can request an audition online or print and mail your audition request.  A $20 non-refundable fee is due with your application.

Online Audition Request  

Print & Mail Audition Request

You will be contacted about your audition via email.  If you do not receive one please email auditions@evysaz.org.

 

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