Information for May 5-9 Auditions

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Information for May 5-9 Auditions
Information for May 5-9 Auditions
at Global Village Academy (CSYSA offices),
1702 N. Murray Blvd. , Colorado Springs
Call to set up an audition time: 633-3901
AUDITION SCHEDULE
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
4 PM - 8 PM oboe, English horn,
bassoon, percussion, harp and
piano
Friday, May 8, 2015
4 PM - 8 PM violin, viola, cello,
string bass, piccolo, flute, clarinet,
bass clarinet, saxophone, French
horn, cornet, trumpet, trombone,
baritone, euphonium, and tuba
Saturday, May 9, 2015
9 AM - 1 PM violin, viola, cello,
and string bass
9AM - 2PM piccolo, flute, clarinet,
bass clarinet, saxophone, French
horn, cornet, trumpet, trombone,
baritone, euphonium, and tuba
Audition excerpts are available at the
following locations April 1:
~ On-line at
www.csysa.com
~ CSYSA offices
Office hours at 1702 N Murray
Blvd.
~ Graner Music
4460 Barnes Road
~ Meeker Music
Downtown: 624 N Tejon St.
Woodmen Plaza: 3604 Hartsel Dr.
Fountain Valley: 6330 S. Hwy 85/87
There is a $10 non-refundable
audition fee payable at the time of
audition. Plan on arriving at least
15 minutes prior to your audition in
order to warm up.
NOTE: Throughout the year, if
additional instrumentation is needed,
individual auditions are available.
Check with the CSYSA office for
more information. Mid-year auditions
for open positions are held in
September and December.
CSYSA Groups
General requirements for strings
Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
Collegiate Level Orchestra
—Travels regionally and internationally
alternating years. Will be traveling internationally
in 2016.
-1 scale of the musician’s choice from the
list below
-1 scale of the judge’s choice from the list
below
-Two audition excerpts
-For Ovation and Youth Symphony ONLYtwo minute maximum solo excerpt of your
choice.
-Sightreading
New! Ovation Youth Orchestra
Advanced Full Orchestra
—Travels regionally and nationally alternating
years. Will be traveling nationally in 2016.
Pikes Peak Winds Symphony
Advanced Band
—Travels regionally and nationally alternating
years. Will be traveling nationally in 2016.
Bravo! Winds
Intermediate Band
—Travels locally.
Vivace Strings
Intermediate String Orchestra
—Travels locally.
Amadeus Strings
Adv Beg String Orchestra
—Travels locally
Wolfgang Strings
Beg String Orchestra w/ some experience
—Does not travel
AUDITION PREPARATIONS
General requirements for percussion
-1 scale of musician’s choice
-1 scale of judge’s choice
commensurate with experience
-Two audition excerpts at a tempo
appropriate for you
-Sightreading
-See additional instructions on excerpts
Scales selected from the following:
Wolfgang: C G D - 1 octave
Amadeus: C G D A F - 1 octave
Vivace: C G D A F Bflat Major and relative
minor - 2 octaves
Ovation: C G D A F Bflat Eflat Major
and and relative minor - 3 octaves when
possible
Youth Symphony: all majors and minors
through 4 sharps and 4 flats, 3 octaves
General requirements
for woodwinds and brass
-Chromatic scale ascending & descending
from your lowest possible note to your
highest possible note at your fastest
controlled speed, slurred and tongued
-Two audition excerpts
-Sightreading
-To be considered for the top three
groups, prepare a two minute maximum
solo excerpt of your choice.
-See additional instructions on excerpts
General requirements for
harp and piano
- Positions for Youth Symphony only
- Solo piece of choice
- Scales
-See additional instructions on excerpts - Sightreading
Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Assn. | 1702 N. Murray Blvd| PO Box 7846 | Colorado Springs, CO 80933
www.csysa.com| Call us for more info: 633-3901
The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, founded in 1980, is an internationally acclaimed non-profit organization that
offers challenging and diverse musical experiences to develop young people as musicians and leaders. Auditions are open to
students who are prepared to make a commitment to the entire rehearsal and performance schedule, including tours and camps.
Students are required and expected to participate in their school music program.