Reading Symphony Junior Strings-Auditions

RSJSO Auditions 

Registration Deadline:  7/1/22

Audition Date: 8/27/22

Audition Checklist:

  1. Fill out the online Google form (right click or control click to open in new window) stating your intent to audition 
    1. Fill out and sign the Signature Page (right click or control click to open in new window)
    2. Write a check to “Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra” for $20 for the audition fee.
    3. Mail the Signature Page and check to the RSO Office.
  2. Reading Symphony Orchestra
    Attn: RSYO Auditions
    100 N. 5th Street
    Reading, PA 19601

  3. Prepare the Music for the audition (See below)

—-Audition Repertoire Below—-

  1. SCALES 

DIATONIC SCALES FOR STRINGS (ALL SCALES MUST BE MEMORIZED)

Played at a minimum speed of MM quarter note = 100, separate bow, using the rhythmic pattern shown below.  

 

Chromatic Scale-All Eighth Notes-Separate

Instrument

Scales with octaves to be played

Violin

C, Ab, A, D, G, Bb, Eb, E, F, G Chromatic-2 Octaves

Viola

C, D, Eb, E, F, G, Ab, A, Bb, C Chromatic: 2 Octaves

Cello

C, D Eb, E, F, G, Ab, A, Bb, C Chromatic 2 Octaves

String Bass

E,F,G, G Chromatic-2 octaves, Ab,A,Bb,C,D, Eb-1 octave

 

 

 

  1. SOLO-(FOR SECTION PLAYERS/UNPROTECTED SEATS)-

Instrument

Selection

Comp./Arr.

Book/Collection

Publisher

Violin 

Bolero

Dancla

Solo Time for Strings – Book 4

Forrest Etling

Viola 

Bolero

Dancla

Solo Time for Strings – Book 4

Forrest Etling

Cello

Sonatina No. 2

Pleyel

Solo Time for Strings – Book 4

Forrest Etling

String Bass

Minuet No. 2

 

Bach

Solo Time for Strings – Book 3

Ludwig Music Co.

 

OR SOLO FOR PRINCIPAL PLAYERS/PROTECTED SEATS

 

PMEA District X 2022 Solos (www.pmea.net)