2017-18 Audition Requirements will be posted March 1, 2017.
2016-17 Audition Requirements (check back for 2017-18 requirements March 1)
Click on your instrument link under the ensemble you wish to audition for. You may only audition for one ensemble.
Learn more about the ensembles!
Youth Concert Orchestra
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra
NO formal Audition required, however successful students will have mastery over the following requirements.
All Strings: G, D, & C major, 2 octaves preferred (Bass=1 octave)
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)
Eighth, quarter, half & whole notes, dotted rhythms
Time signatures: 4/4 & 3/4 time
All strings must be able to play 2-note slurs