AUDITION SCHEDULE

AUDITION FOR SEASON 2017-2018

To audition for MVYSO, please:
Look at the audition material below and prepare it for whichever group you'd like to audition
Register for your audition

Auditions will be held at Taylor Creek Church unless otherwise noted.
Please register for your audition.  You'll be able to choose a date and time frame.

AUDITION DATES
June  12 - 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
June 19 - 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
July 31  - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Kentlake High School
August 1 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Kentlake High School
August 2 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Kentlake High School
August 3 - 2:00 - 3:00 at Kentlake High School
August 4 - 2:00 - 3:00 at Kentlake High School
August 7 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
August 14 - 5:00  -7:00 p.m.
August 21 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
August 28 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

IF THAT DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU, WE STILL WANT YOU TO AUDITION!
Please register and check "none of these dates work for me" and we'll arrange a date and time  for you to audition so that you can get started as soon as possible! A November Audition Date will be announced soon!  This is for students who are busy with Marching Band, fall sports, etc and need to start MVYSO after our first concert.

All Auditions are 10 minutes long. 
 After registering, you'll receive a 10 minute time slot on your chosen audition date.  
Please arrive 15 minutes before your audition to warm up.

AUDITION FEE:  $10.00  Can be paid on day of audition or ONLINE NOW.  $10 no-show fee will be billed to you if you miss your audtion.
REGISTER FOR MVYSO

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & MATERIALS

JAM CLUB SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM
 No Audition Required - just register

DOWN BEAT PERCUSSION
No Audition Required - just register

DEBUT ORCHESTRA
Strings with 1 - 3 years experience*
Must be able to read music in keys of G & D
*Music samples coming soon!
No Audition Required - just register
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Winds with 1-2 years experience
Strings 2 - 4 years experience must read music
PHILHARMONIA - VIOLIN
PHILHARMONIA - VIOLA
PHILHARMONIA - CELLO 
PHILHARMONIA - STRING BASS
PHILHARMONIA - FLUTE
PHILHARMONIA - OBOE
PHILHARMONIA - CLARINET
PHILHARMONIA - BASS CLARINET
PHILHARMONIA - BASSOON
PHILHARMONIA - SAXOPHONE
PHILHARMONIA - TRUMPET
PHILHARMONIA - FRENCH HORN
PHILHARMONIA - TROMBONE
PHILHARMONIA - TUBA

JR. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Winds 2-4 years experience*
Strings 3-5 years experience*
​Please prepare the music below and be prepared to play a 2 octave scale in up to 2 flats or sharps
JR. SYMPHONY - VIOLIN
JR. SYMPHONY - VIOLA
JR. SYMPHONY - CELLO
JR. SYMPHONY - STRING BASS
JR. SYMPHONY - FLUTE
JR. SYMPHONY - OBOE
JR. SYMPHONY - CLARINET
JR. SYMPHONY - BASS CLARINET
JR. SYMPHONY - BASSOON
JR. SYMPHONY - ALTO SAXOPHONE
JR. SYMPHONY - TRUMPET
JR. SYMPHONY - FRENCH HORN
JR. SYMPHONY - TROMBONE
JR. SYMPHONY - TUBA
JR. SYMPHONY - PERCUSSION

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Winds 3+ years experience*
Strings 4+ years experience*

INSTRUCTIONS:
WINDS - Print and prepare both audition pieces (there are two pieces on each button below).  Be prepared to play a 2 octave scale in up to 4 flats or sharps. Optional:  Prepare a 2-3 minute solo piece or solo excerpt of your choice that shows off your playing level
STRINGS - Print and prepare the audition pieces below.  Please follow additional instructions on your printed sheet.
PERCUSSION - All auditions for percussion use the same music.  Print your music and prepare to audition on timpani and snare.  You will be able to use our timpani and snare drums in your audition.  

SYMPHONY - VIOLIN
SYMPHONY - VIOLA
SYMPHONY - CELLO
SYMPHONY - STRING BASS
SYMPHONY - FLUTE
SYMPHONY - OBOE
SYMPHONY - CLARINET
SYMPHONY - BASS CLARINET
SYMPHONY - BASSOON
SYMPHONY - TRUMPET
SYMPHONY - FRENCH HORN
SYMPHONY - TROMBONE
SYMPHONY - BARITONE T.C.
SYMPHONY - BARITONE B.C.
SYMPHONY - TUBA
SYMPHONY - PERCUSSION

AMBASSADOR ENSEMBLES
Winds & Strings may audition for Elite Wind Quintet, Elite Strings, or Elite Brass.  Please indicate your desire to audition for these groups on your registration.   All students wishing to audition for these groups must perform an etude or solo of their highest ability (in addition to MVYSO required audition materials.  *Note audition for stings already includes this.  Whatever solo or etude that you use for your string audition will suffice).  Students wishing to audition for one of these groups must also bring signed commitment form.
ELITE ENSEMBLE COMMITMENT CONTRACT
CONCERTO CONTEST
The MVYSO is pleased to announce our second annual Concerto Contest.  The contest will be open to members of our 2017-2018 Season.  For more information, visit our Concerto Contest page by clicking the button below.

CONCERTO CONTEST
*Years experience is not a requirement or a prerequisite for any group.  Group placement is based on playing ability and instrumentation needs for the group, not on actual year's playing experience.  This is just for your reference.  Students learn music at different rates.  Auditions are meant more as a placement tool.  Students will be placed in a group that our staff feels most appropriate for that student.