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2018-19 Season Auditions

May 18-21, 2018

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2018-19 Season Audition Requirements & Materials


Youth Orchestra

Conducted by Thomas Fortner
Rehearsal:  Sundays, 4:00pm – 6:30pm, September – May

String and harp students interested in participating in Youth Orchestra will be asked to play the following:

2018-2019 STRING AND HARP AUDITION EXCERPTS FOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Wind and brass students interested in participating in Youth Orchestra will be asked to play the following:

2018-2019 WIND AND BRASS AUDITION EXCERPTS FOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Percussion students interested in participating in Youth Orchestra will be asked to play the following:

2018-2019 PERCUSSION AUDITION EXCERPTS FOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA


Philharmonia

Conducted by Jeffrey Paul
Rehearsal:  Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, September – May

String and harp students interested in participating in Philharmonia will be asked to play the following:

Wind and brass students interested in participating in Philharmonia will be asked to play the following

Percussion students interested in participating in Philharmonia will be asked to play the following:


Sinfonia

Conducted by Thomas Fortner
Rehearsal:  Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, September – May

Students interested in participating in Sinfonia will be asked to play the following:


Prelude Strings

Conducted by Thomas Fortner
Rehearsal:  Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, January – March

Students interested in participating in Prelude Strings do not need to audition.  Please contact the Youth Orchestra Administrator at sdsymphony@sdsymphony.org for more information.



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Students will be informed of their orchestra placement after all auditions have taken place and the conductors have deliberated.  Conductors will place students into the ensemble they feel will prove most beneficial to the student.

Each student’s season placement audition will be used to determine their section chair placement for the first concert cycle of the regular season, so it is important that students play their very best when auditioning.  Students will be informed of their section chair placement at the first regular rehearsal in September.

Students will have the opportunity to re-audition for chair placements at the beginning of each concert cycle during the SDSYO season.

*All auditions are recorded for conductor’s use.
*All decisions concerning placement and participation in the SDSYO are at the sole discretion of the SDSYO staff.
*All placement decisions are final.