SENIOR REGIONAL

string audition material

SENIOR REGIONAL (Grades 9-12) String Audition consists of the following:

1. Scales 2. Prepared Excerpts 3. Sight-Reading

3-Octave Scales

Students may be asked to perform all major and (melodic) minor scales up to 3 sharps and 3 flats in 3 octaves (2 octaves for bass). Scales should be played in groups of two slurred, and two martele ascending and groups of four slurred descending. Scales should be performed at a tempo of quarter note equal to 120 beats per minute. *Scales must be memorized.

The required scales are:

C Major a Minor

G Major e Minor

D Major b Minor

A Major f# Minor

F Major d Minor

B-flat Major g Minor

E-flat Major c Minor

Prepared EXCERPTS

VIOLIN (prepare all excerpts for audition)

  • Symphony No. 5 Movement 4 - Mendelssohn

    • *Allegro Maestoso – 15 measures before G

    • *H – Downbeat of 16 measures before M


Mendelssohn_Symphony_5_V1.pdf

VIOLA (prepare all excerpts for audition)

  • Symphony No. 5 Movement 4 - Mendelssohn

    • *I - End


Mendelssohn-Sym5.Viola.pdf

CELLO (prepare all excerpts for audition)

  • Symphony No. 5 Movement 4 - Mendelssohn

    • *Allegro Vivace – 16 measures after E

    • *11 before G – 1 after K

Mendelssohn_-_Symphony_No5(cello and Bass).pdf

BASS (prepare all excerpts for audition)

  • Symphony No. 5 Movement 4 - Mendelssohn

    • *Allegro Vivace – 16 measures after E

    • *11 before G – 1 after K


Mendelssohn_-_Symphony_No5(cello and Bass).pdf

Sight-Reading

There will be a sight-reading component to this audition.