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YOP Requirements

We are hosting virtual auditions on Tuesday, September 15 for the upcoming season. Sign up for a virtual audition HERE.

You may only audition for one ensemble. Learn more about the ensembles!

 

Camerata Strings (2020-21 Audition Excerpts)

Sample Camerata Rating Sheet

Violin | Viola | Cello | Bass

Youth Concert Orchestra (2020-21 Audition Excerpts)

Sample YCO Rating Sheet

Violin | Viola Cello | Bass

Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Bassoon

Horn | Trumpet Trombone | Tuba Percussion (Updated)

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (2020-21 Excerpts)

Sample RSYO Rating Sheet

Violin | Viola | Cello | Bass

Flute/Piccolo | Oboe | Clarinet/Bass Clarinet | Bassoon

Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Bass Trombone | Tuba

Percussion (Updated) | Harp

String Sinfonietta

NO formal audition required, however successful students will have mastery over the following requirements.

Interested in joining String Sinfonietta?  Complete the inquiry form.

Scale Requirements
All Strings: G, D, & C major, 2 octaves preferred (Bass=1 octave)

Fundamental Requirements
All Strings: First position notes on all 4 strings
Violins: some basic 3rd position on the E string
Cellos: some basic 2½ and 3rd position on the A string
Basses: some basic 2½ and 3rd position on the G string (high C/D) area)

Notation knowledge
Eighth, quarter, half & whole notes, dotted rhythms
Time signatures: 4/4 & 3/4 time
All strings must be able to play 2-note slurs

Wind Ensemble

NO formal audition required, however successful participants will meet or exceed the level of proficiency outlined below.

Interested in joining Wind Ensemble? Complete the inquiry form

Scale Requirements
All Instruments: Major Scales up to 3 Sharps and Flats: C, F, B-flat, E-flat, G, D, A, and Chromatic Scale, minimum 1 octave, tempo: quarter note = 96

Notation knowledge
Sixteenth, eighth, quarter, half & whole notes, dotted rhythms
Time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 & 6/8 time