This information is for the Orchestra and Wind Ensembles.

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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 side of the screen – or below this information if on a mobile device). String players auditioning for Philharmonic must prepare excerpt #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 side of the screen – or below this information if on a mobile device). Wind and Brass players must prepare ALL the excerpts.

Harp, Percussion, and Piano Applicants

Harp, Percussion, and Piano 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, Percussion, and Piano Applicants

Excerpts may be printed from the GDYO website (available on the right side of the screen – or below this information if on a mobile device) Harp, Percussion, and Piano players must prepare all the excerpts.  For Percussionists; instruments will be provided at the audition but you must bring your own sticks and mallets. You are welcome to bring your own snare drum and/or cymbals, but must use our Timpani, Xylophone and Glockenspiel.