Youth and Primo Audition Information

Youth and Primo Audition Information

 SYMPHONY OF THE MOUNTAINS

YOUTH ORCHESTRA

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SYMPHONY OF THE MOUNTAINS

PRIMO PROGRAM

Weekly rehearsals are held from 2:00 – 4 p.m. on Sundays for 2 ½ months in the fall and again for 2 ½ months in the spring. Rehearsals are held in the Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport, TN. There are two scheduled full orchestral concerts, which involve both the SMYO and the SMPP and one Youth for Youth concert which involves SMYO. Non-refundable dues for both groups are $100 per student for the year, payable at the first rehearsal, with a maximum of $300 per family.

Youth Orchestra and Primo Program members receive complimentary tickets to the Symphony of the Mountains subscription concerts, held at the Toy F. Reid Center in Kingsport.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

 SYMPHONY OF THE MOUNTAINS

YOUTH ORCHESTRA:

Youth Orchestra auditions will take place August 12-14, 2017 at the Renaissance Center, Kingsport, TN.

To sign up for an audition time, please call the Symphony office at (423) 392-8423.

Sat, Aug 12, 2017 Strings 12:30-5:30 Youth
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion 1:00-5:30p Youth

Audition Requirements – Youth Orchestra

  1. A prepared solo piece (étude, movement from a sonata or concerto, etc.) that clearly indicates the student’s ability.
  2. Two scales (two octaves preferred) will be selected from major keys up to four flats and four sharps for all strings, woodwinds, brass, and mallet percussion.  The chromatic scale is also required of woodwinds, brass, and mallet percussion.
  3. Sight reading of a selected excerpt from the repertoire

IMPORTANT NOTES:

*Please bring a copy of your solo to the audition for the judges.

*Percussionists should prepare a solo on either a mallet instrument, snare drum, or timpani.  Sight reading will be given for the same instrument as the solo.

*Students who perform on utility instruments (piccolo, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet, English horn, etc.) are encouraged to bring these instruments to the audition and prepare a short solo.

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SYMPHONY OF THE MOUNTAINS

PRIMO PROGRAM:

Primo Program auditions will take place August 17, 2017 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the Renaissance Center, Kingsport, TN.

To sign up for an audition time, please call the Symphony office at (423) 392-8423.

The audition requirements for the Symphony of the Mountains Primo Youth String Ensemble consist of a solo selection of your choice, and a scale of your choice, at least one octave. A minimum of one year of study is required, and the skills checklist is to be filled out and signed by a private teacher or a school music teacher.

For questions or help, e-mail info@symphonyofthemountains.org

The first Youth Orchestra and Primo rehearsal will be Sun, August 20, 2017.