Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestras Auditions

Mid-Columbia Youth Symphony and Cadet Strings Auditions

Spring Auditions for 20-21 Season have started! This session will run until June 2021.

As we are virtual this year, we are combining Youth Orchestra and Cadet Strings. However, we may be transitioning to small, in person, groups in May. If you have questions about this plan, please contact Adrienne Fletcher at shieldsa@midcolumbiasymphony.org

Tuition for the Spring Session is $90 

Though we are virtual this spring, MCYO is dedicated to providing high quality and innovative symphony programming for young musicians of the Tri-Cities. This spring 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.

COMPLETE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION HERE

OR

Preview electronic application, download, print, complete and mail it to:
Mid-Columbia Symphony
P.O. Box 606
Richland, WA 99352

VIDEO AUDITION FOR WINTER

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)

Winter 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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