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Auditioned Performing Ensembles

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View the audition requirements for your instrument

Auditions begin April 25th

To join an ESYO Performing Ensemble, you must complete an audition.
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View Requirements by Instrument:

  • Violin


    Classical Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared Solos-  Prepare two solos of contrasting style and tempi or two contrasting sections from a larger work.  To be considered for Concertino Strings prepare and submit one solo piece.  Maximum length per solo: 3 minutes.

    Scales- Two scales appropriate for your playing ability: scales should demonstrate your range on the instrument and embodied musicianship is strongly recommended.

    Excerpts- Prepare two excerpts that best align with your current level of skill and experience. To only be considered for Concertino Strings: prepare the single excerpt for that ensemble.


    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    For Repertory Jazz Orchestra Only

    Prepared solo- One solo jazz standard of your choice. Play-along track or recorded accompaniment permitted, not required. 

    Jazz improvisation (optional)- Improvisation within a prepared solo encouraged, but not required.

  • Viola


    Classical Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared Solos-  Prepare two solos of contrasting style and tempi or two contrasting sections from a larger work.  To be considered for Concertino Strings prepare and submit one solo piece.  Maximum length per solo: 3 minutes.

    Scales- Two scales appropriate for your playing ability: scales should demonstrate your range on the instrument and embodied musicianship is strongly recommended. (link here to video examples)

    Excerpts- Prepare two excerpts that best align with your current level of skill and experience. To only be considered for Concertino Strings: prepare the single excerpt for that ensemble.


    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    For Repertory Jazz Orchestra Only

    Prepared solo- One solo jazz standard of your choice. Play-along track or recorded accompaniment permitted, not required. 

    Jazz improvisation (optional)- Improvisation within a prepared solo encouraged, but not required.

  • Cello


    Classical Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared Solos-  Prepare two solos of contrasting style and tempi or two contrasting sections from a larger work. To be considered for Concertino Strings prepare and submit one solo piece.  Maximum length per solo: 3 minutes.

    Scales- Two scales appropriate for your playing ability: scales should demonstrate your range on the instrument and embodied musicianship is strongly recommended.

    Excerpts- Prepare two excerpts that best align with your current level of skill and experience. To only be considered for Concertino Strings: prepare the single excerpt for that ensemble.


    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    For Repertory Jazz Orchestra Only

    Prepared solo- One solo jazz standard of your choice. Play-along track or recorded accompaniment permitted, not required. 

    Jazz improvisation (optional)- Improvisation within a prepared solo encouraged, but not required.

  • Double Bass


    Classical Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared Solos-  Prepare two solos of contrasting style and tempi or two contrasting sections from a larger work.  To be considered for Concertino Strings prepare and submit one solo piece.  Maximum length per solo: 3 minutes.

    Scales- Two scales appropriate for your playing ability: scales should demonstrate your range on the instrument and embodied musicianship is strongly recommended. (link here to video examples)

    Excerpts- Prepare two excerpts that best align with your current level of skill and experience. To only be considered for Concertino Strings: prepare the single excerpt for that ensemble. 


    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared solo- One solo jazz standard of your choice. Play-along track or recorded accompaniment permitted, not required. 

    Jazz improvisation (optional)- Improvisation within a prepared solo encouraged, but not required.

  • Electric Bass

    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared solo- One solo jazz standard of your choice. Play-along track or recorded accompaniment permitted, not required. 

    Jazz improvisation (optional)- Improvisation within a prepared solo encouraged, but not required.

  • Guitar

    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared solo- One solo jazz standard of your choice. Play-along track or recorded accompaniment permitted, not required. 

    Jazz improvisation (optional)- Improvisation within a prepared solo encouraged, but not required.

  • Harp

    (NOT AUDITIONING)