Reading Symphony Junior Strings-Auditions

RSJSO Auditions 

Audition Date: (as of 8/25/2020) – Auditions will be run virtually this year. The audition window will be open from August 29, 2020 through September 19, 2020. Please view the information below on how to submit your video audition.

Audition Checklist:

  1. Fill out the online Google form stating your intent to audition (most students have already completed this)
  2. Students will send one video (either youtube or google drive) of the A Major scale, Eb Major scale, Chromatic scale and the first 32 bars of the solo.
  3. Prepare the Music for the audition (See below)
  4. Submit your video online HERE no later than 11:59pm on September 19, 2020

—-Audition Repertoire Below—-

  1. SCALES (Updated 4/15/20)

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

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-1 octave

 

 

 

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

Instrument

Selection

Comp./Arr.

Book/Collection

Publisher

Violin 

Sonatina – Page 13

Breval

Solo Time for Strings – Book 4

Forrest Etling

Viola

Sonatina – Page 13

Breval

Solo Time for Strings – Book 4

Forrest Etling

Cello

Air Varie – Page 12

deBeriot

Solo Time for Strings – Book 4

Forrest Etling

String Bass

Introduction & Dance

Scarmolin- A. Lewis

Book/Collection

Ludwig Music Co.

 

OR SOLO FOR PRINCIPAL PLAYERS/PROTECTED SEATS

 

PMEA District X 2020 Solos (www.pmea.net)

 

  • Violin – Haydn, Violin Concerto no. 2 in G major, 1st movement only (no cadenza), edited by Ferdinand Küchler, Peters Edition, #4182 
  • Viola – Marcello, Sonata in E minor, Movements 1 and 2, International Edition 
  • Cello – Saint–Saens, Allegro Appassionato, International Edition 
  • Bass – Bach, J.S., Suites for Solo Cello (Edited for Double Bass), Suite III, Bourrée I and II, edited by Samuel Sterling – Peters Edition

Update 5/31/2020: Bass solo: Marcello e minor sonata for bass-movement 1 and 2 is now protected seat audition solo.