The Youth Philharmonic is the SCPYO's most advanced full orchestra for musicians with 4+ years playing experience. They perform professional-level repertoire and occasionally side-by-side the South Carolina Philharmonic.

The Youth Philharmonic meets from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the UofSC School of Music.

Audition Requirements

All auditions require scales, solo piece, sight-reading and a set list of excerpts. Please review your instrument requirements listed below. For any questions email us at 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.

Three-octave scales: One-quarter note per scale degree, quarter note=80

All strings will prepare the following three-octave scales:

  • C major & C melodic minor
  • G major & G melodic minor
  • D major & D melodic minor 

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

Required Sight-Reading: All students will be required to sight-read a brief passage at their audition.

Winds, Brass and 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.

Sight-reading Requirement: All students will be required to sight-read a brief passage at their audition.

 

Audition Dates

Our Spring 2022 Auditions are scheduled for the following dates. Click here to register!

Instrument

Dates Location

Strings

  • Sunday, May 15, 2022
  • Sunday, May 22, 2022
USC School of Music
Wind, Brass and Percussion
  • Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Monday, May 23, 2022
USC School of Music