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Audition Information
All Ensembles

The whole audition process will take no longer than ten minutes. During this time you will have the opportunity to perform for and speak with the artistic team of the Calos Youth Orchestras. The audition panel is extremely friendly and the audition experience is very casual. Though it is easy to say, there is really no reason to be nervous.

Here are some guidelines that you can use to help you prepare for your audition.

String Players
• Perform a 2-minute excerpt of a solo piece of your choice that best demonstrates your strengths as a musician. Your performance can be unaccompanied and does not need to be memorized.
• (Violin, Viola, Cello) – Two 3-octave scales of your choice, one major and one melodic minor and memorized.
• (String bass) – Two 2 or 3-octave scales of your choice, one major and one melodic minor and memorized.
• Some quick study reading will be provided. You will be given a short musical selection to prepare while you are waiting for your audition. You will be asked to perform it during your audition.

Winds/Brass Players
• Perform a 2-minute excerpt of a solo piece of your choice that best demonstrates your strengths as a musician. Your performance can be unaccompanied and does not need to be memorized.
• Two 1 or 2-octave scales of your choice from keys including up to 4 flats and 4 sharps; one major and one from either the harmonic or melodic minor form and memorized.
• Some quick study reading will be provided. You will be given a short musical selection to prepare while you are waiting for your audition. You will be asked to perform it during your audition.

Percussion Players
• Perform a 2-minute excerpt of a solo piece of your choice that best demonstrates your strengths as a musician. Your performance can be unaccompanied and does not need to be memorized.
• Some quick study reading will be provided. You will be given a short musical selection to prepare while you are waiting for your audition. You will be asked to perform it during your audition.

Go to www.calosmusic.ca to book an audition time.