Q3 Orchestra Chair Auditions

Chair auditions for orchestra will be held on Tuesday, February 25 – Monday, March 2. 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.

Recordings

The Blue Danube

The Beautiful Galatea

ORCHESTRA CHAIR AUDITIONS

Flute:

  • C, G, D Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

Clarinet:

  • D, A, E Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

Alto Sax:

  • A, E, B Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

Tenor Sax:

  • D, A, E Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

Baritone Sax:

  • A, E, B Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

Trumpet:

  • D, A, E Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

Trombone

  • C, G, D Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

 

Percussion:

  • You will play passages from the music you have been assigned.

 

Violin:

  • C, G, D Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

Viola:

  • C, G, D Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

Cello:

  • C, G, D Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

String Bass:

  • C, G, D Major scales from memory
  • The Blue Danube Waltz
  • The Beautiful Galatea

 

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