Audition Requirements

<NOTE: Dates will be updated for the fall 2017 audition as soon as they’re verified! >

All Symphonic Orchestra students will audition for the  2017-18 Season of the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 7th between 1-4pm. To set up an audition, each student must submit an application by Thursday, May 4th (download the application here).  Applications may be emailed to jwhite@wfyouthsymphony.org or mailed or hand-delivered to 1300 Lamar, Wichita Falls, TX 76301. Each student will receive a specific 5 minute audition time VIA EMAIL on May 5th.  If you are unable to make the date, let us know and we will give you instructions to submit an audition video. These auditions are for Symphonic Orchestra only. The next Philharmonic Orchestra audition will take place in August, 2017.

Please Note: Audition excerpts are always posted one month prior to each audition date. NEW AUDITION EXCERPTS FOR May AUDITION ARE BELOW!!

If you have any questions regarding the audition process OR do not see your specific instrument listed below, please contact Jodie White at 723-6202 or at jwhite@wfyouthsymphony.org. the Symphonic Orchestra will receive applications for students in 6th grade or older in the 2017-18 school year.

New musicians to YSO will receive results to join the Symphonic group or try again in January, by mail, in the week of May 8th.  Current students will receive an email. There is a $150 member fee that may be paid at the beginning of the YSO season in August.  Ask about financial assistance, if needed.

*Please see below for specific audition requirements for both the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra.

Click for AUDITION TIPS FOR ALL STUDENTS here!

Philharmonic Orchestra   Please note any fingering, position and/or bow markings. Prepare scales, as well.

Required Contrasting Etudes by instrument

Bass – Philharmonic Audition
Violin – Philharmonic Audition
Viola – Philharmonic Audition
Cello – Philharmonic Audition

Scales
Violin – 1 Octave Scales
Viola – 1 Octave Scales
Cello – 1 Octave Scales
Bass – 1 Octave Scales

Symphonic Orchestra
Strings – Please note any fingering, position and/or bow markings. Prepare scales, as well.

Required Contrasting Etudes by instrument

Violin Audition
Viola Audition
Cello Audition
Bass Audition

Scales
Violin – 2 Octave Scales
Viola – 2 Octave Scales
Cello – 2 Octave Scales
Bass – 1 Octave Scales

Percussion – in addition to the required etudes, you may be asked to sight read.
Mallet Audition
Snare Audition
Timpani Audition

Winds & Brass – in addition to the required etudes, you will be asked to play scales.

Required Contrasting Etudes by instrument-you will need to print some of these on a dark setting!

Clarinet Audition

Bass Clarinet Audition

Flute Audition

Oboe Audition

Bassoon Audition

Saxophone Audition

Trumpet Audition

French Horn Audition

Trombone-Baritone Audition

Tuba-Bass Trombone Audition

Scales

Woodwinds Scales

Brass Scales