GYSO Audition Requirements
Grade 7-8 Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) level, or similar
Strings - Knowledge of scales from keys up to and including four sharps and four flats.
Winds/Brass/Percussion - Knowledge of scales from keys up to and including five sharps and five flats. *Clarinet, Trumpet, and Horn players can expect to encounter transposing!
After one year in GYSO, students are expected to know all major and minor keys/scales (in the octaves appropriate to your instrument).
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For all instruments (mid year submission 19/20):
One Étude or Exposition from a solo concerto/sonata
Two contrasting orchestral excerpts (please email if you need guidance with excerpts)
Perform major and minor scales, in two octaves as appropriate for your instrument, in EM/c#m and BM/g#m (not transposed! - these keys for you)
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