Yuba Sutter Youth Symphony

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Audition Information

Fall 2017 Season Audition Information



YSYS Auditions:

Auditions for the Fall 2017 semester of the Yuba Sutter Youth Symphony will be held on August 27, 2017 in the orchestra room of Yuba City High School. You will be informed of your specific audition time after we receive your application.
Applications must be postmarked by August 23, 2017.

Tuition for the Fall 2017 semester is due at the first rehearsal on August 29, 2017 and is $160 for YSYS, and $60 for YSYSSO.

About 15 minutes will be allotted for each student, and the auditions will be completely blind. This means that you will not see or speak to the audition panel and they will not see or speak to you. An audition facilitator will be present to guide you through and assist you during the audition. The blind audition ensures that the audition results are fair, and solely based on your playing ability. The auditions will give the staff an idea of how you play and whether or not you have the experience to play the level of difficulty of the music that the orchestra performs.


YSYS Audition Requirements:


Scales – by Memory

Violin, Viola, and Cello – one G major scale and one G minor scale, 2 octaves.
*Those wishing to audition for 1st Violin should play 3 octaves on both scales.

String Bass – One G major scale and one G minor scale. 1 or 2 octaves.

Flute and Clarinet – One G major scale and one G minor scale. 2 octaves.
One 2 ½ octave chromatic scale from low C to high A.

Trumpet, Oboe, and Bassoon - One G major scale and one G minor scale. 2 octaves.

Trombone, Tuba, and French Horn – One G major scale and one G minor scale. 2 octaves.

Percussion – Rudiments: Rolls of various durations, flams, and ruffs.

If you play bells, other pitched percussion, or piano, play one major and

one minor scale on one of those instruments.


Solo Piece

Please prepare a 2-3 minute solo piece that is indicative of your current playing level.


Sight Reading

You will be asked to sight read one short orchestral selection.


YSYS String Orchestra Auditions:

No audition is required for the YSYSSO, but you must have a recommendation from your school music teacher or private music teacher.  We strongly suggest that students be graduates of Suzuki Method Book 1, or at an equivalent level.


Contact Helen Graham with any questions at 530.300.4189.