Audition for the ASYO 2013-14 Season. Openings for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass, with more to be added. (Sunday, December 1st at Birmingham-Southern College)

The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra is open to young musicians aged 12-22. Read the instructions below. If you have further questions, please email Education/ASYO Assistant Meg Ford by clicking here.



WHEN YOU AUDITION:
1.) Download the application form by clicking here. Return the form and a check for the non-refundable audition fee of $20 (payable to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra) to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Administrative Offices // 3621 Sixth Avenue South // Birmingham, AL 35222

2.) When we receive your application, someone from the ASO will call you to schedule your audition.

3.) Prepare for your audition. This includes three parts:
A: Scale Requirements Be prepared to perform any of the 12 major scales. Be prepared to demonstrate different bow techniques at varying speeds (strings only) and staccato/legato playing.

B: Solo Piece All candidates must prepare a movement from a concerto or comparable solo piece/etude of the candidate's choice. Percussionists should choose a piece written for marimba. This selection should accurately represent overall musicianship including technical facility and lyricism. No accompanists are necessary.

C: Orchestra Excerpts. Please prepare the corresponding piece from the fall concert program for your instrument. Look below for the pdf download for your particular instrument. To request a hard copy of the music sent to you, please click here to email Meg Ford, Arts Administration Assistant. Listening to recordings is recommended.



Violin Excerpt

 

Viola Excerpt

 

Bass Excerpt

 

Flute (Closed)

 

Oboe (Closed)

 

Clarinet (Closed)

 

Bassoon Excerpt (Closed)

 

 

French Horn (Closed)

 

Trumpet Excerpt (Closed)

 

Trombone (Closed)

 

Tuba (Closed)

 

Percussion Excerpt
Please prepare scales of your choice, two octives (on marimba). Be prepared to play a roll (pp -ff) on timpani and/or snare drum. Percussionists should choose a piece written for marimba or xylophone. This selection should accurately represent overall musicianship including technical facility & lyricism.

 

Bass Trombone (Closed)

 

Piano (closed)

 

 


If you have any questions, please call 205-314-6954 or please email Education/ASYO Assistant Meg Ford by clicking here.