Below you will find the audition repertoire requirements for our two types of Fall Large Ensemble auditions: Entrance & Seating. For more information on these two types, please click here.

Entrance Audition Requirements

Entrance auditions are available for students who missed the Spring (May) Large Ensemble auditions on a space-availability basis only. To learn more about Fall Entrance audition opportunities, please visit contact the Preparatory School Office in August. Students interested in this type of audition must prepare the same entrance audition requirements as for the Spring (May) Large Ensemble auditions. Spring Audition Requirements

Orchestras (Seating Auditions)

Please note: The Large Ensemble Seating Auditions are for students who are returning to our ensembles from last year and for students who auditioned this past May.

Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Seating audition requirements: Students should prepare one solo work or movement of their choice.  Additionally, students should prepare the required excerpts for their instrument which can be found at necmusic.edu/ypo/members.

Youth Symphony

Seating audition requirements: Students should prepare two solo works or two movements from the same work.  One should be fast, the other, slow and lyrical.  No cadenzas or cadenza like passages from within movments.  Additionally, students should prepare the required excerpts which can be found at necmusic.edu/ys/members. 

Youth Repertory Orchestra

Seating audition requirements: Students students should prepare the required excerpt for their instrument which can be found at necmusic.edu/yro/members.

Junior Repertory Orchestra

Seating audition requirements: Students should prepare two solo works or two movements from the same work that represent contrasting styles. This usually means a fast, technical piece and a slower, more lyrical piece. Additionally, students should prepare the required excerpts which can be found at necmusic.edu/junior-repertory-orchestra/members. 

String Repertory Orchestra

Seating audition requirements: Prepare two solo works or two movements from the same work that represent contrasting styles. This usually means a fast, technical piece and a slower, more lyrical piece. There may be some sight-reading during the audition as well.

Preparatory String Orchestra

Seating audition requirements: Prepare two solo works of your choice and one three-octave scale of your choice. Students will also be asked to sight-read.

String Training Orchestra

Seating audition requirements: Students should prepare two solo works or two movements from the same work that represent contrasting styles. This usually means a fast, technical piece and a slower, more lyrical piece.

Choruses

Youth Chorale and Young Women’s Chorale

New Students: Students should prepare two pieces- one in English and one in a foreign language and bring a piano part for the accompanist who will be available during the audition.  Students should also bring one letter of reccomendation from a voice/music teacher or choral director.  The remainder of the audition will assess the student's musicianship skills, including a short sight-reading example.

Returning Students hoping to advance to a higher level group: Students should prepare two pieces- one in English and one in a foreign language and bring a piano part for the accompanist who will be available during the audition.   The remainder of the audition will assess the student's musicianship skills, including a short sight-reading example.

Returning Students hoping to remain in the same group:  Students do not need to prepare any pieces for the audition but will be assessed based on range, musicianship, and sight-reading.

Children’s Choruses

Audition Requirements: Students should be prepared to sing two songs of their choice without accompaniment.

2014-07-22


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