*Districts 2 and 8 share an orchestra and alternate host years; the 2019 junior and senior orchestras will be hosted by District 2**

Junior Orchestra Auditions

1. Prepared Selection

  • Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass: Allegro from Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1 - George Frideric Handel, arr. Sandra Dackow

  • Harp: Universal Method for Harp, #2 - Moderato, Boscha-Oberthuer (Carl Fischer)

2. Scales

  • Violins: G, Bb, C, D Major (2 octaves) and F Major (1 octave)

  • Viola/Cello: C, D, F, G Major (2 octaves) and Bb Major (1 octave)

  • Double Bass: F Major (2 Octaves) and G, Bb, C, D Major (1 octave)

 

Junior Strings Audition Rubric - 60 points
Prepared Selection - 50 points:

  • Tone: 10 points

  • Intonation: 10 points

  • Technique: 10 points

  • Rhythm: 10 points

  • Musicianship: 10 points

Scale Skills - 10 points


Senior Orchestra Auditions

Please visit the Orchestra Division Audition Information Page for this year's audition material.

In addition to the State audition material for strings, District 2 Senior Orchestra students will also audition on Prelude to Die Meistersinger by Richard Wagner. Please contact the District 2 President for information on securing the excerpts