Q4 Orchestra Chair Auditions

Chair auditions for orchestra will be held on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6. The auditions will determine your seat assignments for the upcoming quarter.

Each student will be required to perform selections from the music indicated below as well as the scales listed below. Each student will be evaluated on a scale of 1-10 in each musical element, where 1 is the lowest score and 10 is the highest score. The musical elements to be evaluated are: Technique, Tone, Interpretation, Rhythm, Intonation, Dynamics, and Articulation. Scales will be evaluated on: Notes, Rhythm, and Fingerings (Each scale will be out of a total of 10 points). All auditions will be recorded for the accuracy and educational purposes.

Each student will have their chair audition during their scheduled lesson.  If a students takes private lessons they should see Mr. Zettlemoyer to be see which groups they should attend.

If a student missed his or her audition there are a couple options.

  1. You may come after school

 

CHAIR AUDITION SCHEDULE

 

ORCHESTRA CHAIR AUDITIONS

Flute – Fame, Rondeau,  Scales C Major, F Major, G Major

Clarinet -Fame, Rondeau, Scales D Major, G Major, A Major

Alto Sax -Fame, Rondeau, Scales A Major, D Major, E Major

Tenor Sax -Fame, Rondeau, Scales D Major, G Major, A Major

Trumpet -Fame, Rondeau, Scales D Major, G Major, A Major

French Horn -Fame, Rondeau, Scales G Major, C Major, D Major

Trombone -Fame, Rondeau, Scales C Major, F Major, G Major

Percussion – Rondeau and one other orchestra selection of your choosing that you perform.

Piano -Fame, Rondeau, Scales C Major, F Major, G Major

Violin – Stone Mountain Stomp, Toccatina, Scales C Major, F Major, G Major

Viola -Stone Mountain Stomp, Toccatina, Scales C Major, F Major, G Major

Cello -Stone Mountain Stomp, Toccatina, Scales C Major, F Major, G Major

Bass -Stone Mountain Stomp, Toccatina, Scales C Major, F Major, G Major

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECORDING AT HOME

  1. Say your name. Ex. This is Mr. Zettlemoyer
  2. Say what scale you are playing. Ex.  I am playing the G major scale
  3. Say what piece and part you are playing. Ex.  I am playing Silver Bells violin part 2
  4. You must play a concert C major scale up and down
  5. You must play a concert F major scale up and down
  6. You must play a concert G major scale up and down
  7. You must play all of The Rainbow Connection
  8. You must play all Nadia’s Theme
  9. You must play all of Finale – Symphony in C – NO REPEATS
  10. Email the recording to Mr. Zettlemoyer with the subject line reading:  Q3 Orchestra Chair Audition – Insert your name   Ex. Q2 Orchestra Chair Audition – Mr. Zettlemoyer
  11. Auditions must be emailed by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 at 8 PM.  NO EXCUSES.
  12. Mr. Zettlemoyer’s email: dzettlemoyer@basdschools.org

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