Auditions

Florence update: Auditions will be held as scheduled!

Auditions dates for the 2018-2019 season will be held at Centennial High School on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 14th

  • Saturday, September 15th

  • Monday, September 17th

Audition signups are now closed.

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 and G. One octave scales in the same format, C, Bb and Eb. Scales must be performed from memory.

Excerpt

Violin

Viola

Cello

Bass

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.