2022-2023 Auditions

 

About

Auditions are held every year in the summer for new and returning students. Fall auditions are held for specific instrument needs only.

Audition FAQs

 

Upcoming Audition Dates

Date Time Location
Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. USC School of Music
Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. USC School of Music

 

Register tO audition

 

Audition Fee

It is $25 to reserve your spot to audition. This fee must accompany every Audition Registration form. This fee is non-refundable.

On the confirmation page of the form there is a link to complete this payment. Please read and follow the instructions carefully!

If accepted, the $25 audition fee will go towards the student's tuition. If this fee would prevent you from being able to audition, you may request a few waiver by emailing us at SCPYO@scphilharmonic.com

 

Audition Requirements & Excerpts

Please select the orchestra you are auditioning for and download the pdf for your instrument.

All auditioning members are required to prepare a set list of:

  • Scales
  • Excerpts
  • Solo Piece

Youth Philharmonic auditions require sight-reading.

Prelude Orchestra

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Audition Materials:

Concert Orchestra

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Excerpts (Updated 4/21)

UPDATED 4/21:

  • We will no longer require sight-reading for Concert Orchestra auditions.
  • Excerpts may be played at Quarter Note = 100.
  • Violinists auditioning may play the top OR bottom line at E - first beat of F in Anvil's Chorus.

Symphonic Orchestra

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Strings

Please review all excerpts and requirements for your instrument. Not all excerpts may be asked for in the audition.

Winds/Brass/Percussion

Please review all excerpts and requirements for your instrument. Not all excerpts may be asked for in the audition.

Winds

Brass

Percussion

Youth Philharmonic

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Strings

Please review all excerpts and requirements for your instrument. Not all excerpts may be asked for in the audition.

Winds/Brass/Percussion

Please review all excerpts and requirements for your instrument. Not all excerpts may be asked for in the audition.

Winds

Brass

Percussion