CYS Auditions 2016

CYS new member auditions will be held in the evening of August 25th beginning at 6pm. Students who wish to audition should attend the first day of CYS summer camp from 3:30 to 6pm. Music will be provided at camp. Audition results will be available that evening. Students should plan to be available for camp on Friday and Saturday if their audition is successful and can register and pay then. Recruiting for all strings, clarinet, and percussion only. Other instrument seats were filled for 2016-2017 during June auditions. CYS accepts members who will be in grades 9 – 12 this fall. Members must be enrolled in their school’s band or orchestra program if there is one. Returning CYS musicians don’t need to re-audition.

Audition Requirements

  • Strings
    • Prepare contrasting sections (lyrical/technical) from a solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
    • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at quarter note = 60, two notes per bow, ascending and descending, with arpeggios.
  • Winds
    • Prepare contrasting sections (lyrical/technical) from a solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
    • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at quarter note = 60, slurred, ascending and descending, with arpeggios.
  • Percussion
    • Prepare contrasting sections from a marimba or xylophone solo in the standard repertoire. Please prepare no more than 2-3 minutes of each section.
    • Prepare a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice. Please be prepared to play the scale at different tempi (quarter = 60 to 120).
    • You will be asked to perform standard snare drum rudiments, or you can substitute a short excerpt from a standard snare drum solo.
    • You may be asked to demonstrate tuning and basic bow strokes on timpani.

Audition Appointment

To set an audition time, use the following form. Your parent or guardian should accompany you to your audition.

Student First Name

Student Last Name

Student Cell Phone

Home Phone

Street Address

City

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School (in 2018-2019 school year)

Grade (in 2018-2019 school year)

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Parent/Guardian First Name

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Second Parent/Guardian First Name (Optional)

Second Parent/Guardian Last Name (Optional)

Second Parent/Guardian Cell/Work Phone (Optional)

Parent/Guardian Email Address

Second Parent/Guardian Email Address (Optional)

Student Email Address

Emergency Contact Name -- used for rehearsal emergency, other than parent, i.e. neighbor or family friend

Relationship of Emergency Contact

Emergency Phone

Instrument

The number of years played

Invited by whom or where you learned about CYS

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Check all 30-min time-blocks you're available

Wednesday, June 13 4:305:005:306:006:307:007:30

Thursday, June 14 4:305:005:306:006:307:007:30

Please indicate any other audition time constraints/requests/questions here