Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Corvallis Youth Symphony’s 2021-22 Season! To audition for CYS, students must be members of their school's instrumental music program and in grades 9-12. For CHS string players, participation in the district orchestra class (held at CVHS) is required to participate in CYS. To learn more about the Corvallis Youth Symphony, please visit the CYS Program page.
All auditions will be through video submission only.Students must register below in order to submit an audition. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with audition requirements and instructions for submitting your audition video. Videos are due July 10, 2021. Returning CYS members do not need to re-audition. Results will be emailed by July 20. CYS plans to meet and rehearse in-person for the 2021-22 Season. However, all programming decisions will be based on the Oregon Health Authority and school district guidelines. CYS rehearsals are Monday evenings 6:30-9pm, starting on September 13 and continuing through April 2022.
CYS Audition Requirements
2 octave (minimum) or 3 octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choice.
Contrasting sections (1 lyrical and 1 technical) from a solo or etude in the standard classical repertoire. Please prepare no more than 1-2 minutes of each section (2-4 minutes total).
2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major or minor scale of your choosing on a mallet instrument or piano.
Perform one concert snare solo or etude that demonstrates rhythmic and technical ability (ex. Cirone's Portraits in Rhythm).
Optional: Play an etude or piece for mallet instrument.
Video Submission Requirements
Submit your audition video by emailing it to the CYSA Orchestra Manager, Megan Anderson, at email@example.com as an unlisted YouTube video link, Dropbox link, Google Drive link, or through another large file sharing service. Please include the student's name and instrument in the email subject line. In the body of the email, please state the scales/piece that you perform in the video.