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Audition Requirements

String Applicants

String applicants (violin, viola, cello, and string bass) should be prepared to perform the following:

  • 2 Scales: 3-octave or 2-octave (depending on individual capability)
  • One Solo Work of their choice (without accompaniment)
  • Possible sight-reading
  • Orchestral Excerpts – for GDYO or Philharmonic applicants ONLY

Excerpts may be printed from the GDYO website (available on the right - available by the end of January) or can be mailed to the applicant upon request.  String players auditioning for Philharmonic must prepare excerpts #1. String players auditioning for GDYO must prepare ALL excerpts.

Wind and Brass Applicants

Wind and Brass applicants should be prepared to perform the following:

  • 2 Scales: 3-octave or 2-octave (depending on individual capability)
  • One Solo Work of their choice (without accompaniment)
  • Orchestral Excerpts – ALL Wind and Brass Applicants

Excerpts may be printed from the GDYO website (available on the right - available by the end of January) or can be mailed to the applicant upon request.  Wind and Brass players auditioning for any ensemble must prepare ALL excerpts.

Harp and Percussion Applicants

Harp and Percussion applicants should be prepared to perform the following:

  • One Solo Work of their choice (without accompaniment). For percussionists, the solo needs to be played on xylophone with 2 mallets.
  • Orchestral Excerpts – ALL Harp and Percussion Applicants

Excerpts may be printed from the GDYO website (available on the right - available by the end of January) or can be mailed to the applicant upon request.  Harp and Percussion players auditioning for any ensemble must prepare ALL excerpts.  Percussionists should be prepared to perform all these excerpts; instruments will be provided at the audition but bring your own mallets.

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