Audition Excerpts

Are you preparing for an ESYO Online Audition? To be considered for certain ensembles you need to prepare excerpts for your instrument.

Excerpts reflect the difficulty level of repertoire for ESYO ensembles.  Be sure to work with your music teacher to select the appropriate excerpts. Below you can find excerpts by instrument: 

Download ESYO Classical Excerpts

Excerpts are short passages from important pieces in the classical repertoire and are the foundation of any orchestral audition.

Pick two excerpts for your instrument that best demonstrates your current musical skill and experience. Musicians must prepare the Repertory Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra excerpts to be considered for placement in Symphony Orchestra.

STRING EXCERPTS

Attention: Cello, and Bass Players: Concertino excerpt was updated. See tempo and fingering changes!!!
(Updated May 25th)

PERCUSSION EXCERPTS