WSYo AUDITION INFORMATION

 

General audition information: The Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra is looking for young musicians ages 14-22 who play orchestral instruments: strings, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, french horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba and percussion. It is strongly encouraged that all audition candidates be taking private lessons. Saxophones may also be considered to cover missing parts in the orchestra. 

 

Coming auditons: Daniel Wiley will be the new WSYO conductor in September. For those interested in joining the WSYO, current conductor Peter Wiebe will be holding auditions on June 14 from 6:00-9:00 at the Capitol Theatre. Please email Peter Wiebe him if interested, and he will send you music and arrange for a time. For those who can't make this date, contact him to arrange another time, preferrably on June 15 or 16. 

There will also be auditions for all returning and new WSYO members in September for Maestro Wiley, so that he can get to know the orchestral and plan seating. 

 

AUDITION EXCERPTS - Music is taken from English Folk Songs Suite by Vaughan Williams and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony (No. 8). Email Peter Wiebe for a copy of the music. 

 

 

Notes on audition prep - see below.

 

WSYO AUDITION excerpts

At this time, excerpts for 2018-19 have not yet been chosen. Once chosen, click on your instrument below to see the excerpts required from the audition pieces.

 

First Violin

Flute

French Horn

Percussion

Second Violin

Oboe

Trumpet

Harp

Viola

Clarinet

Trombone

 

Cello

Bassoon/Saxophone

Tuba

 

Bass

 

 

 

 

Woodwinds

Flute
 

Oboe
 

Clarinet

 

 

Bassoon/ Saxophone
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Brass

French Horn
 

Trumpet
 

Trombone

Tuba

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Percussion

Percussion/Timpani
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Strings

First Violin
 

Second Violin
Schubert Unfinished Symphony (No. 8), movement 1
- D to m. 194
- m. 267-276
- m. 292-303
Vaughan Williams English Folk Songs Suite, movement 1
- pickup to B up to Coda

Viola
Schubert Unfinished Symphony (No. 8), movement 1
- m. 73-87
- D to m. 184
Vaughan Williams English Folk Songs Suite, movement 2
- m. 22 to Allegretto scherzando
Vaughan Williams Movement 3
- pickup to m. 29 to m. 44.

Cello
Schubert Unfinished Symphony (No. 8), movement 1
- m. 44-53
- m. 73-85
Vaughan Williams English Folk Songs Suite, movement 1
- 8 measures before D to the 8th measure after D
Vaughan Williams Movement 2
- top of page "3," 21 measures before Allegretto scherzando, to Allegretto scherzando


Bass
Harp

 

 

A few notes on audition prep: 
1) Students that get help from their private teachers do much better at auditions. 
2) Students who listen repeatedly to the piece, with their music in front of them, do much better.
3) Use lots of bow/air and steady bowspeed/airspeed. Good posture helps with this!
4) Tuning is very important, and correct accidentals please! 
5) If you can't play something up so speed, better to play 20% (or more) slower, but in a clean and organized fashion - no rushing, and good sound. 
6) Make sure your rhythm is solid in the "easy passages" - and count rests and ties properly.