Winds: ● There will be two judges in each room. Scores of the two judges in each room will be averaged. ● Clarinets, flutes, trumpets, and alto saxophones may be sent to a finals room after the first audition. ● If a student is to go to the finals room, the preliminary room judges will issue the student a “Finals Room Pass.” Those students will then go to the registration desk to sign-up for the finals room.
Scales: ● Each student will be asked to perform the chromatic scale and one major scale for their instrument, selected from the following keys: C, F, G, D, A, E, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat. ● The scales must be performed from memory. ● Scales will be selected by the adjudicator according to the level of the selection being performed. ● The scales are to be played evenly and smoothly in a 16th note pattern at a metronome speed of quarter note = 72. ● All scales are to be played ascending and descending a minimum of two octaves
Required Music: ● See the required music list. Only an excerpt will be performed. The entire piece will not be required. ● The excerpts of the required pieces will be posted in the warm-up room and at the entrance to each audition room. ● No student may audition on more than one instrument (except for flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn and Eb Clarinet/Bb Clarinet). ● Flute players wishing to be considered for piccolo parts, oboe players wishing to be considered for English horn parts, and clarinetists wishing to be considered for Eb Clarinet parts should bring those instruments with them to the audition and will be asked to demonstrate their proficiency on those instruments. ● In the event that a student arrives at the audition with the incorrect audition music prepared, the student will be given the correct music and up to an hour to prepare the correct music before the audition. Sight Reading: Sight reading will be required
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