The Symphonic Orchestra is the SCPYO’s intermediate full orchestra for musicians with 3-5 years playing experience. It performs unabridged pieces of standard orchestral repertoire, as well as some advanced level arrangements.

The Symphonic Orchestra meets from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. at the UofSC School of Music.

Audition Requirements

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

Strings

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Excerpts: Please review all excerpts for your instrument. Not all excerpts may be asked for in the audition.

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

Violin

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

Viola and Cello

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

Bass

  • C major two-octaves
  • E melodic minor one-octave

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

Winds/Brass/Percussion

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Excerpts: Please review all excerpts for your instrument. Not all excerpts may be asked for in the audition.

Winds

Brass

Percussion

Scale Requirement:

  • Winds/Brass: Prepare all SCBDA All-State Senior Band Audition scales. One scale will be chosen at the audition to perform.
  • Percussion: F, Gb, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E (2 octaves). One scale will be chosen at the audition to perform.

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