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Vanderbilt Youth Orchestras Auditions

Curb Youth Symphony

Audition dates: August 14 and 21

Repertory Orchestra

Email Curb Youth Symphony to schedule an audition. Please include the following information in your email: your full name, grade level, home phone number, cell phone number, instrument, years of instrumental study, and which orchestra you are auditioning for. For more information, please email Carol Nies.

Strings, woodwinds, brass and harp

  • A prepared solo
  • Major scales (Up to three flats or three sharps — C, G, D, A, F, B flat, E flat, with strings playing at least two octaves. Students auditioning for First Violin should play three octaves.)
  • Sight-reading

Percussion

You may choose to audition on snare drum, snare drum and timpani, or snare drum, timpani and marimba/xylophone.

Snare Drum

  • A prepared solo or etude
  • Sight-reading

Timpani

  • A prepared solo or etude
  • Sight-reading

Marimba/Xylophone

  • A prepared solo or etude
  • Sight-reading

Youth Strings Orchestras (I-III) and Reading Orchestra

To schedule an audition, email Carol Nies

Audition requirements

  • A prepared solo
  • Scales: C, G, D, A, F, B-flat, E-flat
    • YSO - (Two octaves)
    • Reading Orchestra (One octave)
  • Sight reading

Beginning Reading Orchestra

To schedule an audition, email Carol Nies

Audition Requirements

  • A prepared solo
  • Scales (One octave — C, G, D, A)
  • Sight reading