Excerpts are short passages from important pieces in the classical repertoire and are the foundation of any orchestral audition. String players with NYSSMA Solo's levels 5 & 6 must prepare excerpts. All woodwind & brass players should prepare as many excerpts as possible.
In preparation for an audition, you should familiarize yourself with the expectations and requirements of each performing group. Although auditions are scheduled by instrument not by ensemble, in order to be considered for an intermediate or advanced group, you must be prepared to meet the audition expectations and requirements described below.
Audition requirements may vary based on instrument and skill level.