There are two types of fall large ensemble auditions: seating auditions and entrance auditions (space-availability only).
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 - Wind & Percussion Ensembles (with the exception of Jr. MYWE), Youth Jazz Orchestra, Youth Brass Ensemble, and String Chamber Orchestra members do not need to take a seating audition.
How do I schedule my seating audition?
Beginning in August, students who are already members of specific groups (as a result of the spring auditions) can log-in to their auditions account to sign up for their seating audition(s).
Students must use the same account that was used to schedule their past large ensemble auditions. If you are unsure of your log-in credentials, please do not create a duplicate account for the student. Instead, please contact the Prep Office for assistance.
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.
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.