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Photos by Larry Walsh

GYSO Audition Requirements

General Guidelines

  • 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).

​​Not quite ready for the GYSO? Check out the

GYMC Junior and Intermediate String Orchestras

 

Audition Excerpts

Please prepare the indicated the orchestral excerpts from the pdfs listed below by instrument. Only prepare the sections between the added red parenthesis.

Flute.pdf

Oboe/English Horn.pdf

Clarinet.pdf

Bassoon.pdf

Horn.pdf

Trumpet.pdf

Trombone.pdf

Tuba.pdf

Percussion & Timpani.pdf

 

Harp.pdf

Violin.pdf

Viola.pdf

Cello.pdf

Bass.pdf