Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestras Auditions

Mid-Columbia Youth Symphony and Cadet Strings Auditions

Fall Auditions for 20-21 Season have started! This session will run until Holiday Break, 12/17/2020.

As we are virtual this year, we are combining Youth Orchestra and Cadet Strings.

Tuition for the Fall Session is $90 

Though we are virtual this fall, MCYO is dedicated to providing high quality and innovative symphony programming for young musicians of the Tri-Cities. This fall we will present an adjusted curriculum, that will compliment and supplement local school programs and private lessons. Our goal is to develop and improve musicianship through Symphony Orchestra literature and community.

AUDITIONS ARE STILL OPEN. However, there will be no prorating for late applicants.

Please download, print, and complete an MCYO 20-21 Audition Application and mail it and your audition fee to:
Mid-Columbia Symphony
P.O. Box 606
Richland, WA 99352

There is a $25 fee to audition. (This fee is waived during the virtual sessions)

VIDEO AUDITION FOR FALL

Email videos (solo and scales) to shieldsa@midcolumbiasymphony.org

Youth Symphony Audition Information

Be prepared to:

  1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 2 minutes.
  2. Play 3-4 two octave major scales to be chosen at the audition (Strings: up to 5 sharps and 3 flats/Winds and Brass: up to 5 flats and 3 sharps)
  3. Play a short sight reading excerpt (Will be done when we can meet in person again)

Fall Video Audition:

  1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 2 minutes.
  2. Play 3 two-octave major scales (Strings: play at least 1 scale with a minimum of 3 flats –  Woodwinds & Brass: play at least 1 scale with a minimum of 3 sharps)

Cadet Strings Audition Information

Be prepared to:

  1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 2 minutes.
  2. Play 2-3 two octave major scales to be chosen at the audition (up to 4 sharps).
  3. Play a short sight reading excerpt (Will be done when we can meet in person again)

Fall Video Audition:

  1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 1 minutes.
  2. Play 3 on-octave major scales of your choosing.

Audition Music Excerpts (Youth Symphony only)

Brass

Horn
Trombone
Trumpet

Woodwinds

Bassoon
Flute
Oboe

Piano/Harp

Piano

Harp

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