Chair auditions for orchestra will be held on Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15. 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.
ORCHESTRA CHAIR AUDITIONS
Flute – scales F, Bb, C Major
Clarinet –scales G, C, D Major
Alto Sax –scales D, G, A Major
Trumpet – scales G, C, D Major
Patriotic Trumpet 2
French Horn –scales C, G, F Major
Trombone –scales F, Bb, C Major
Violin –Scales C Major, F Major, G Major
String Bass –Scales C Major, F Major, G Major