SEARCH SITE:  Go
TICKETS | DONATE

2018 YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

To schedule an audition, please complete the audition application below, then reserve your audition date and time via Sign Up Genius. For questions about this audition process, please contact FSYO Conductor, Richard Hyman, at florencesymphonyyouth@gmail.com.

STRINGS

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Location: FMU Performing Arts Center, 201 South Dargan Street
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

WINDS/BRASS/PERCUSSION

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Location: FMU Performing Arts Center, 201 South Dargan Street
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Audition Application:

Complete and submit an audition application.
 

Reserve Your Slot:

Click here to reserve your audition date and time.


Membership Dues
$25 per semester participation fee (non-refundable)
 

Please send membership dues to Richard Hyman or the FSO at the following address:
 
Florence Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 3211
Florence, SC 29502
 

Please inquire about family discounts and scholarship opportunities.


Audition Requirements

  1. A prepared solo that demonstrates the musicians’ highest level of ability. The solo should demonstrate contrasting lyrical and technical passages. The musician must present a duplicate of the chosen solo to the judge.
     
  2.  A short-reading excerpt. The student will be given 30 seconds to study the excerpt (without playing) then, perform the excerpt.
     
  3. Prepared Scales must be performed by memory.
     

STRINGS:
C, F, Bb, G, D Major

Perform all scales in at least 2 octaves-1 octave for bass

WOODWIND AND BRASS:
(In concert pitch) G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db (multiple octaves when possible)

PERCUSSION:
Be prepared to audition in at least two of the following areas:

  1. Mallets: Solo, sight-reading and 7 scales listed above in 2 octaves
     
  2. Timpani: Solo, sight-reading, and tuning
     
  3. Snare: Solo, sight-reading and the following rudiments:
    a. Long Roll (open-closed-open)
    b. Flams
    c. Paradiddles
    d. Flam accents
    e. Drags
    f. Lesson 25
Empowered by Extend, a church software solution from