Auditions

*** UPDATE: Registration for MSGTO auditions has been extended until 2 PM on Sunday, September 8 ***

Auditions dates for the 2019-2020 season will be held at Hammond High School on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 11th

  • Thursday, September 12th

  • Saturday, September 14th

Each student must sign up for an audition time. After submitting your registration, you will receive an e mail from Google Forms confirming your student’s audition day and time.

Violin Audition Signup

Viola/Cello/Bass Audition Signup

Scales

All scales must be TWO octaves - the lower two octaves. Please do not play three octave scales.

  • Violin 2 octave major scales and arpeggios slurring two eighth notes with quarter note = 80. G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F. Scales must be performed from memory. While many students are fluent on three octave scales we will NOT be hearing three octaves scales for reasons of consistency. In addition, Hrimaly scale patterns entirely in first position will not be allowed.

  • Viola 2 octave major scales and arpeggios slurring two eighth notes with quarter note = 80. C, D, Eb, Bb, F, G. Scales must be performed from memory.

  • Cello 2 octave major scales and arpeggios slurring two eighth notes with quarter note = 80. C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb. Scales must be performed from memory.

  • Bass 2 octave major scales and arpeggios slurring two eighth notes with quarter note = 80. F, G, and A. One octave scales and arpeggios in the same format, C, Bb and D. Scales must be performed from memory.

Excerpt

Violin Excerpt

Viola Excerpt

Cello Excerpt

Bass Excerpt

Solo piece

All instruments must play a solo piece which is demonstrative of their ability. Minimum level for consideration is the equivalent of a Vivaldi Concerto.

Sight reading

All students will be asked to sight read.