AUDITION

Eastern Youth Orchestra Auditions


WHO

Students, current members and interested new students, whose abilities range from good basic first position with beginning reading skills to collegiate level skills, who wish to augment their musical training with orchestral experience.


WHAT

Each student will audition for placement in the Senior, Junior or Preparatory Orchestras. The audition will consist of prepared solos of the student’s choice (one fast, one slow, no more than a minute in length) and the required excerpts. (Select the excerpt on the right to download)


WHERE

All auditions are held at the ECU School of Music, 102 A. J. Fletcher Music Center, Greenville, N.C. Posted signs will direct students to the audition rooms.


WHEN

Spring audition for the 2018-2019 season was conducted on May 5, 6, and 7. High school juniors and seniors, who have conflict with those dates, can schedule audition on May 19. Late audition, which will be conducted on August 27, is only for new students who want to join EYO. Online signup limits only one slot for one person. If there's any change after signup, please contact ruiyi@me.com.


HOW
  1. Review the orchestra qualification and responsibilities.
  2. Determine which orchestra you’d like to audition for and prepare your solos and download the required excerpts. We encourage private teacher assistance in choosing and preparing the excerpts. Note: placement is ABILITY BASED and solely at the director’s discretion.
  3. Pick a date below to sign up your audition time. Limit one slot for one person.
    Saturday, 5/5, 9:30am - 12:30pm for all current EPYO and EJYO members
    Sunday, 5/6, 2:00pm - 5:00pm for all current EYO members
    Monday, 5/7, 5:30pm - 8:30pm for all current ESYO members
    Saturday, 5/19, 9:30am 12:30pm for who have conflict with the above dates
  4. Download the following forms, fill them out and bring them to your audition.
    Click on Audition forms A, B and C on the right to download.
    Note: B and C are half pages that should be cut prior to your audition.