The audition deadline is passed for the 2021 Spring Session. However, we will consider late auditions on a case by case basis, and are specifically looking for more viola, bass, wind, brass, and percussion players. Please email the Orchestra Manager, Megan Anderson, if you are interested in auditioning.
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Willamette Valley Junior Honor Symphony’s 2021 Spring Session! To audition for JHS, students must be members of their school instrumental music program.
Students in 6th-10th grade are invited to audition for JHS. Additionally, this Spring only, we will allow advanced 5th grade students to audition for the Spring Session with a recommendation from their private teacher. Note that this is a one-session exception due to our online set-up, and JHS will return to a policy of 6th grade+ starting in Fall 2021. Private teacher recommendations for 5th grade students should speak to the student's readiness to join a middle school ensemble and can be emailed to the Orchestra Manager, Megan Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All auditions will be through video submission only.Students must register below in order to submit an audition.Videos are due January 31, 2021. Audition results will be emailed on February 8, by the end of the day. Students who participated in the 2020 Fall Session do not need to re-audition for the Spring. Due to the challenges presented by Covid-19, CYSA's programs are operating fully online this season. The Spring JHS Session will be an online program consisting of exciting synchronous rehearsing, sectionals with coaches, music history study and workshops on musicianship. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays 7-8:30pm beginning February 16, 2021, and will culminate in an online concert party on April 25. JHS Audition Requirements
1 octave (minimum) or 2-3 octaves (preferred) major and minor scale with arpeggios of your choosing.
2-3 minutes of a solo piece or etude from the standard classical repertoire.
Play a 2-octave (minimum) or 3-octave (preferred) major and minor scale with arpeggios of your choosing on a mallet instrument or piano.
Play one concert snare solo or etude that demonstrates rhythmic and technical ability.
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.