• Orchestra Audition Requirements
    (Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass)

    1. Two Scales:  Prepare two major scales and arpeggios according to ability.  The scales must be at least two octaves.  At least one of the scales must require shifting. 

    2. Two Solos:  Prepare two pieces of contrasting style lasting approximately two minutes each.  Classical music such as unaccompanied suites and partitas, sonatas, concertos, and most selections from the Suzuki books are acceptable.  You may also play the Florida Orchestra Association’s All-State Orchestra Audition etude and excerpt.  An accompanist is not needed for the audition. Orchestra music may not be used as one of the solos for the audition.

    3. One Sight Reading:  You will be asked to play an excerpt lasting approximately 8 measures, according to your ability.  You will be given 15 seconds to review the excerpt before you play it.


    Applicants may find solo string literature at local music stores or through online vendors, such as sharmusic.com or lucksmusic.com.  Additionally, free music that is in the public domain can be found at imslp.org.  Please call the DA front desk for further assistance. 

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