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2022-23 Season Auditions

Registration for Prelude Strings now open! No audition required.

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Auditions for the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra mid-season, starting on January 8, are due on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

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2022-23 Season Audition Requirements & Materials


Youth Orchestra

Conducted by Thomas Fortner

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

Violin EXCERPTS    Viola EXCERPTS

Cello EXCERPTS   Bass EXCERPTS

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

Flute EXCERPTS   Clarinet EXCERPTS

Bass Clarinet EXCERPTS   Oboe EXCERPTS

Bassoon EXCERPTS   Horn EXCERPTS

Trumpet EXCERPTS   Trombone (Tenor) EXCERPTS

Trombone (Bass) EXCERPTS   Tuba EXCERPTS

Percussion students interested in participating in Youth Orchestra:

Timpani & Percussion EXCERPTS

**PLEASE NOTE, Percussion auditions will not be held at this time, and will be scheduled a few weeks prior to the season launch this fall.**


Philharmonia

Conducted by Jeffrey Paul

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

Violin EXCERPTS   Viola EXCERPTS

Cello EXCERPTS   Bass EXCERPTS

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

Flute EXCERPTS   Clarinet EXCERPTS

Horn EXCERPTS   Tuba EXCERPTS

Saxophone & Bassoon EXCERPTS

Trumpet EXCERPTS   Trombone EXCERPTS

Oboe EXCERPTS

Percussion students interested in participating in Philharmonia:

Timpani EXCERPTS

Percussion EXCERPTS

**PLEASE NOTE, Percussion auditions will not be held at this time, and will be scheduled a few weeks prior to the season launch this fall.**


Sinfonia

Conducted by Thomas Fortner

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


Camerata

SDSYO Chamber Ensembles
Coaches: Drew Carlson, Dr. Beverly Gibson, Sarah Richter, Sue Sidoti

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



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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.