PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

AUDITIONS

AUGUST LEE

MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDCUTOR

TVYOC audition requirements

Basic requirements:  

All musicians need to be taking private lessons on their orchestral instrument  

 

Strings:  

One major scale and one melodic minor scale of your choice in three octaves. (Ascending and  descending)  

Prepared solo or etude (max total solo length 3 minutes)  

Scales and a prepared piece must be memorized  

 

Woodwinds:  

Chromatic scale from your lowest to highest note  

Two major scales in two octaves, ascending and descending (see below requirements per instrument):  Flute: D major scale slurred and B major scale tongued  

Oboe: D major slurred and D flat major tongued  

Clarinet: E major scale slurred and G flat major tongued  

Bassoon: E flat major slurred and B major scale tongued  

Prepared solo or etude (max total solo length 3 minutes)  

Scales and a prepared piece must be memorized  

 

Brass:  

Chromatic scale from your lowest comfortable note to highest note, ascending and descending.  

 

Play 4 major scales of your choice as quickly as you can with a steady tempo and even rhythm,  ascending and descending. Slur 2 major scales and tongue the others. Play with your best tone. Make  sure the scales you choose demonstrate your entire range.  

 

One prepared solo (max solo length 3 minutes)  

Scales and a prepared piece must be memorized