Philharmonic auditions

Philharmonic auditions consist of prepared scales and a solo; at the audition you may be also asked to do some sight reading. Auditions to join mid-season (January) may be arranged on a case by case basis. , sign up here  to be request a time.

SOLO : Choose something you can play well and that demonstrates your current level of playing. It can be all or a portion of a solo piece or exercise. If your selection is all slow or all fast, consider two smaller excerpts that show a variety of styles. If you need help determining what is appropriate to play, please ask your teacher or email Naomi at nwelsh@novyo.org for assistance. 

Required scales, minimum number of octaves listed (you may choose to play MORE octaves, not FEWER.)

Violin-D Major, 2 octaves AND one octave B flat Major (starting on the A string)

Viola- G Major, 2 octaves, AND one octave B flat Major (starting on the G string)

Cello-G Major, 2 octaves AND one octave B flat Major (starting on the G string)

Bass-G Major, 2 octaves  AND one octave B flat Major (starting on the A string)

Flute: F major, 2 octaves

Oboe: D major, 1 octave

Clarinet: A major, 2 octaves

Bassoon : C major, 1 octave

Trumpet: F major, one octave

French Horn: F major, one octave

Trombone: F major, one octave

Tuba: G Major, one octave

Percussion snare rudiments: 9 stroke and 17 stroke roll, flams and flam taps.

Online scale resources:

http://shop.theviolincase.com/pages/Printable-Scales.html

http://www.violaonline.com/twooctavemajorvlascales.htm

http://www.celloonline.com/twooctavemajorvlcscales.htm

http://www.stringbassonline.com/oneoctavemajorbass_scales.htm

http://www.deejaysworld.net/flute_files/12%20Major%20Flute%20Scales%20and%20Arpeggios.pdf

http://www.clarinet-tips.com/clarinet-scales-12-major.html

http://www.mpsaz.org/poston/staff/jabock/resources/scales/files/oboe_scales-2.pdf

http://www.hwband.org/uploads/4/9/0/9/49096475/cove_bassoon_scales.pdf

http://centraljagmusic.weebly.com/uploads/1/5/7/0/15703198/2-octave_trumpet.pdf

http://csmstigerbands.weebly.com/uploads/5/5/0/3/55036719/twooctavemajorscalesfrenchhorn.pdf

http://trombone.org/jfb/pdf/TwoOctaveMajorScales.pdf

http://www.mpsaz.org/poston/staff/jabock/resources/scales/files/tuba_scales-2.pdf

https://njmea.mea.nafme.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/05/snarerudiments.pdf

Upcoming Events

Nov 11
Symphony Rehearsal
Empire  6:30-8:30

Nov 12
Philharmonic Rehearsal
Empire Arts Center, 6-7:30 pm!

Nov 17
3 pm Grand Forks Central Auditorium
$5 general admission/ free for students under 18

Nov 27
Crescendo Chamber Music concert
Free – Empire Arts Center