Auditions

The Longmont Youth Symphony will audition new musicians on June 3 9a-4p and June 4 1p-4p, 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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