Audition Requirements

Students need to prepare three items for the audition: a short solo, specific scales and sight-reading. Philharmonic and Symphony auditionees must also prepare specific excerpts (see links at the bottom of this page).

To prepare for your audition, download the specific details and scale requirements for each instrument and orchestra level below:

Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Percussion
Harp – call our office

NEW: Students who wish to be considered for Philharmonic or Symphony: In addition to the solo, scales, and sight-reading portions of the audition, you must also prepare short excerpts. Please contact the GTCYS office with questions: 651-602-6800.

Violin: L.V. Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, mvmt. III
Viola: H. Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
Cello: J. Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 73, mvmt. III
Bass: L.V. Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, mvmt. IV
Flute: G. Rossini, William Tell Overture
Oboe: J. Brahms, Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77, mvmt. II
Clarinet: F. Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bassoon: N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Op. 35, mvmt. II
Horn: L.V. Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, mvmt. III
Trumpet: I. Stravinsky, Petrouchka, Dance of the Ballerina
Trombone: W.A. Mozart, Requiem, K. 626
Bass Trombone: L.V. Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, mvmt. IV
Tuba: G. Gershwin, An American in Paris
Percussion: N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34, mvmt. IV
Harp: G. Verdi, Overture to La Forza del Destino

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