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

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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.

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.

 

Audition Dates

Our Fall 2022 Auditions are scheduled for the following dates.

Date Location
Saturday, August 27, 2022 USC School of Music
Sunday, August 28, 2022 USC School of Music