Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra

Preparatory Division Auditions

Middle School String & Wind Ensemble Requirements

Middle schoolers will be judged according to their age and their potential to develop.

Auditions are held at Montgomery Township High School, 1016 Route 601 Skillman, NJ 08558-1799.

Strings:

  1. Solo work of your choice.
  2. Scales, including arpeggios.
    • Violin: G Major and A Major in 2 octaves or 3 if possible; C Major in 2 octaves; F major arpeggio 2 octaves
    • Viola: C Major 2 octaves or 3 octaves if possible, D Major 2 octaves or 3 if possible, A major arpeggio
    • Cello: Same as viola
    • Bass: E Major scale 1 octave or 2 if possible, F Major 1 octave or 2 if possible, Bb major arpeggio 1 octave or 2 if possible
  3. Sight-reading. Students will be asked to sight read a piece of music representative of the music played by this ensemble. While sight reading is asked for entrance into this group, scores in this category are used primarily for determining appropriate seating within the ensemble

 

Winds:

  1. Solo work of your choice.
  2. Scales: Bb major scale 1 octave or 2 if possible, F Major scale 1 octave or 2 if possible
  3. Sight-reading from a piece provided by the director. Students will be asked to sight read a piece of music representative of the music played by this ensemble. While sight reading is asked for entrance into this group, scores in this category are used primarily for determining appropriate seating within the ensemble