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AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA:

Solo:

 

Strings/Winds/Percussion - Select a Class A or Class B solo from the WSMA festival list  OR select a piece of similar difficulty that is not on the list.   Please include copies of your solo for the judges.

Scales: Find your instrument below for scale PDF. Play as many octaves as you are able.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ITALIANO ORCHESTRA:

Solo:

 

Wind/Percussion - Select a class A solo (3 minute excerpt) from the WSMA festival list OR a piece of similar difficulty that is not on the list. Please include copies of the your solo for the judges.

Strings - Select a Class A or Class B solo (3 minute excerpt) from the WSMA festival list OR a piece of similar difficulty that is not on the list. Please include copies of the your solo for the judges.

Scales: Find your instrument below for scale PDF. Play as many octaves as you are able.

 

Adjudicators

  • The adjudication panel consists of LYSO conductors and faculty. The panel’s placement decisions are final.

Chair Placements:

  • All members (new and returning) must play a separate chair placement audition at the first rehearsal in September and January.

  • Requirements and excerpts for chair placements will be available directly following auditions.

  • Students who do not attend the first rehearsal in September or January for any reason will be placed at the back of their section. 

General Notes:

  • Auditions are for new members only. Existing members will not re-audition

  • Orchestra placements last the entire season, Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Auditions are closed to parents and the public.

  • Students will be judged on intonation, interpretation, tone, rhythm, technique, and scale proficiency.

  • Orchestra placements may not be appealed

Audition results will be emailed to everyone within 24 hours following the audition date.

 

P.O. Box 2511

La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 788-0159

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