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Senior Regional Orchestra Auditions

Strings - September 23, 2017 at Charlottesville HS (Laura Thomas, host)
Wind/Brass/Percussion - September 25, 2017 at Orange HS


  • Students must be ENROLLED in orchestra class.
  • Students must be in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade
  • Auditions are “blind” which means that the auditionees are behind a screen so the judges cannot see them.
  • Students must prepare the etude for the year’s rotation and scales.

1. Prepared Etude from Advanced Techniques Book

Rotation :
2012    #74 Toreador
2013    #146 Barber of Seville
2014    #145 Beethoven’s 5th
2015    #74 Toreador
2016    #146 Barber of Seville
2017    #145 Beethoven’s 5th

2. Scales

Violins, Violas, Cellos – TWO OCTAVE Major Scales – C, G, D, A, F, B-flat, E-flat
(Starting on pitch on the lowest string)

Bass – ONE OCTAVE Major Scales – C, D, A, B-flat, E-flat
TWO OCTAVE Major Scales – F, G

3. Sight reading

Auditionees will be given a few seconds to study an excerpt WITHOUT making sounds. They will then be prompted by the judge to begin playing the excerpt.


Senior Regional Orchestra Event

November 10-11, 2017

Blacksburg High School
Host – Darrell Pearman