The Concert Orchestra is a string ensemble comprised of intermediate level string players with 2-4 years playing experience. Students perform string orchestra literature in addition to intermediate-level arrangements.

The Concert Orchestra meets from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. at the UofSC School of Music.

Audition Requirements

All auditions require scales, solo piece and a set list of excerpts. Please review your instrument requirements listed below. For any questions email SCPYO@scphilharmonic.com.

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.

Audition Materials

+

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.

Scale Requirement: One-quarter note per scale degree, quarter note=80

Violin

  • D major two-octaves
  • A melodic two-octaves

Viola and Cello

  • G major two-octaves
  • D melodic minor two-octaves

Double Bass

  • D major two-octaves
  • D melodic one-octave

Solo Requirement: Prepare a solo piece of choice that will showcase your technique, musicality, and overall playing ability.

 

Auditions

We are accepting video auditions until Thursday, September 15. Auditions should be uploaded to YouTube and shared via private link on the form below.

Video should include what the student can prepare of the following requirements:

  • Scales
  • Excerpt
  • Solo of student's choosing

Videos should be unedited and not exceed 10 minutes.