There are two types of fall large ensemble auditions: seating auditions and entrance auditions (space-availability only). Please note that seating auditions are only for students who have been placed in an ensemble. Refer to our Spring Auditions page for more information on a placement in Large Ensembles for 2023-2024.
Seating auditions are for students who were placed in specific ensembles through the spring (May) large ensemble auditions. These auditions are an opportunity for students to play directly for the conductor of their assigned group and are also used to determine seating and part(s) assignments for the coming school year. Each large ensemble has specific seating audition requirements for their groups. Please visit the Fall Audition Requirements page for more information.
Do I need to take a seating audition?
Most of our large ensembles require a Fall seating audition. However, not all large ensembles require one.
YES - Orchestra (with the exception of String Chamber Orchestra), Jr. MYWE, choruses, and Baroque Ensemble members need to take a seating audition.
NO - Sr. MYWE, MYWE Concert Band, Youth Jazz Orchestra, Youth Brass Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Clarinet Consort, Cello Choir, and String Chamber Orchestra members do not need to take a seating audition.
When is my seating audition?
Please check back with our office in June for updated information regarding Seating Audition dates in the fall.
What do I have to prepare for the seating audition?
Repertoire requirements vary by group and can page found on the Fall Audition Requirements page. This page will be updated further in June.
Entrance auditions for students who missed the spring (May) large ensemble auditions are available on a space-availability basis only. To learn more about fall entrance audition opportunities, please contact the Preparatory School Office directly.