Auditions

The Longmont Youth Symphony will audition new musicians on January 7, 2017. Financial assistance is now available.  For more information on “Spreading the Harmony,” our Young Musicians Opportunity Program, please go to http://longmontyouthsymphony.org/scholarships/.

To schedule an audition, sign up below and you will be contacted for a specific time.

Longmont Youth Symphony Orchestra Audition Requirements

* Prospective LYSO members should be prepared to play a 2 or 3 octave scale, whichever is appropriate for their instrument. (String players should play a scale that requires shifting positions)

* One fast and one slow piece, demonstrating contrasting styles and techniques. (That is, One piece that is in a staccato style and one in legato.)

* Some sight-reading may be required.

The Longmont Youth Symphony Orchestra auditions the following instruments:

  • Flute/Piccolo
  • Oboe/English Horn
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Harp
  • Violin I/II
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass

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Longmont Youth Strings Ensemble Audition Requirements

* Young musicians interested in playing with LYSE should have experience playing in up to 3 sharps and 2 flats and able to read dotted rhythms. (This is equivalent to late book 2 Suzuki if the musician can read at playing level).

* One fast and one slow piece, demonstrating contrasting styles and techniques. (That is, One piece that is in a staccato style and one in legato.)

* Some sight-reading may be required.

The Longmont Youth Strings Ensemble auditions the following instruments:

  • Violin I/II
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass

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Longmont Youth Wind Ensemble Audition Requirements

Musicians should be prepared to play an etude, of your own choosing, as well as a scale appropriate for your instrument.

The LYWE auditions the following instruments:

  • flutes
  • piccolo
  • oboes
  • clarinets
  • bass clarinets
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Percussion
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • English Horn
  • Bassoons
  • Eb and Alto Clarinet
  • French Horns
  • Trumpets
  • Trombones
  • Baritones (Euphoniums)
  • Tubas

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