All students will be assessed based on their performance of:

  • Prepared Solo
  • Orchestral Excerpts
  • Sight Reading
  • No scales needed for Chamber Ensemble audition (*9th graders wanting to be considered for SYM, please read the scale requirements)

More detailed information of guidelines/general audition can be found on our Audition Information page.

*Conductors will determine orchestra placement and seating for the mutual benefit of the musicians and the orchestras.

Please click on the PLUS (+) below to see the requirements.

Grades in School:
Strings ONLY: 9 – 10th Grade

  • 9th graders wanting consideration both “Chamber Ensemble (CE)” and “Symphony (SYM), must prepare CE requirements AND SYM scales and 1 of SYM excerpt.
  • If you are auditioning just for Chamber Ensemble, you may be placed in Kamerata!

Minimum Solo Level (MMEA grade level or ASTADC):
Difficulty grade level 5 and higher

Musicians are required to learn the entire solo and will be asked to play a 3-5 minute excerpt from their solo. Solos must be played without piano accompaniment. Memorization of solos and excerpts is not required.

Musicians will sight-read parts which are comparable in difficulty to the orchestra repertoire

Download the Orchestral Excerpts Here.
*Some excerpts may be multiple pages.

To be considered for multiple ensembles, you must prepare ALL excerpts required for the older ensemble plus ONE excerpt (of musician’s choice) from the younger ensemble’s required excerpts.

NO SCALES will be needed for Chamber Ensemble audition.
*9th graders wanting to be considered also for Symphony, MUST do the scales required for Symphony audition