You must be prepared to play all of the specified requirements when auditioning. Please understand that the audition committee may choose to omit some items during the actual audition.
- Scales will be chosen by audition committee from the following MAJOR scales: C, F and Bb. Scales are to be performed a minimum of 1 octave with arpeggios. Students who wish to play 2nd octave may do so. Scales must be performed in complete octaves at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120. The scale pattern is . The arpeggio pattern is . The scales are to be tongued ascending and slurred descending.
- Provided bass clef excerpts or treble clef excerpts. Please take the time to study these excerpts carefully. Style, character, and musicianship will be as important as intonation, tempo, and technique.
- A short sight reading exercise(s) to demonstrate the student’s reading ability.
Any questions pertaining to the information listed above should be directed to the Education Office of the Sarasota Orchestra.