Orchestra Conductor on Stage

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Audition requirements:

All musicians: Bring a copy of your solo pieces so that our conductor may follow along.

 

Strings, Woodwinds and Brass

Solo Pieces:

  • Prepare a 2 1/2 -3 minute section for each of two (2) contrasting pieces

(one showing virtuosity, the other slow melodic playing), from the standard solo repertoire for your instrument

Scales: 

  • Choose two (2) major scales, one with sharps and one with flats

  • Choose one (1) minor scale, either melodic or harmonic form

Conductor notes:

  • To hear the full range of your instrument, play three (3) octaves when possible

  • There will be some sight-reading

 

 


Percussion

  • Snare rudiments 

  • Timpani...p to f roll and tuning exercise demonstration 

  • Prepare a 2 minute solo 

If your instrument is not listed, contact Mr. Gilson, the Symphony Orchestra conductor.