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AUDITIONS

Auditions available for string, wind, brass, and percussion students.

The audition requirements apply to Virtuoso Pathway applicants and applicants interested in the youth chamber music groups, ensembles and orchestras. You may select ​the option that best fits you in our application form.


NO AUDITION IS REQUIRED FOR DISCOVERY APPLICANTS, PLEASE SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM ONLY.

Auditioning in-person on June 3rd, 2023 . It's as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Submit the Annapolis Symphony Academy Application Form at your earliest convenience. Select In-Person Audition.

  2. We will send you an email with your audition date, time, and room.

  3. Arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your audition to warm up. Auditions should last no longer than 15 minutes per applicant*

Virtual auditions will be conducted by submitting an audition video online before June 2nd, 2023. It's as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Submit the Annapolis Symphony Academy Application Form at your earliest convenience. Select Online Audition.

  2. Prepare and upload your video audition to YouTube as "unlisted". Include the student's first and last name in the title.

  3. Send us the YouTube link via our Video Audition Form.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS BY GROUP/LEVEL

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH NO EXPERIENCE PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT.

 1. An in-person meeting with the applicant and a parent. (meetings may occur online during Covid19 restrictions) 

 2. A simple aptitude test.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR BEGINNER LEVEL VIRTUOSO PATHWAY APPLICANTS AND/OR LYRA CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES.

  1. One-octave scale and arpeggio (two-octave scale encouraged).

  2. A piece of the applicant's choice showcasing the applicant's current playing level. 

  3. Sight reading.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL VIRTUOSO PATHWAY APPLICANTS AND/OR ARIES YOUTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, AQUARIUS WIND ENSEMBLE.

  1. Two-octave scale and arpeggio (three-octave scale encouraged).

  2. Two pieces of the applicant's choice showcasing the applicant's current playing level. 

  3. Sight reading.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED LEVEL VIRTUOSO PATHWAY APPLICANTS AND/OR ORION YOUTH ORCHESTRA.

Please select your instrument to download the Orion Youth Orchestra audition instruction and excerpt packet (PDF).

Violin
Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

Bassoon

French Horn

Trumpet

Trombone

Bass Trombone

Tuba

Timpani

Percussion

Harp

Keyboard (Piano/Celesta)

 

*Audition times may vary depending on number of applicants

Please contact us with any questions you may have at: ndraiblate@annapolissymphony.org.

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