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Sight Reading

Every musician will be asked to Sightread at their audition. Don’t neglect practicing sight reading pieces you are unfamiliar with to help prepare for this part of the audition.

Best of luck in your preparation, always start slow and work with a metronome!!

Youth Symphony Sample Audition Excerpts
Should you feel the excerpts are above your abilities, please plan on auditioning for a different ensemble first preference. Youth Symphony would no longer be your first preference and you would also need to give her the name of the composer and name of the solo piece you will be playing for your change of audition.

Click on the instrument for a sample of Youth Symphony audition excerpts/scale requirements.

Violin Sample 2017
Viola Sample 2017
Cello Sample 2017
Double Bass Sample 2017

Flute Sample 2017
Oboe Sample 2017
Clarinet Sample 2017
Bassoon Sample 2017

Horn Sample 2017
Trumpet Sample 2017
Trombone Sample 2017
Tuba Sample 2017

Harp Sample 2017
Percussion Sample 2017