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Chamber Orchestra Auditions

August 24 & August 31

All students who plan to audition for Chamber Orchestra, the advanced ensemble of the Katy Youth Symphony, must prepare scales and etudes at the specified tempos listed below.

If a student is going to be in high school for the 2019-2020 school year and plans to audition for Region at the High School level that student may audition with the High School Region etudes at the respective High School Region audition specified tempos instead of the Chamber Orchestra etudes. Students must still prepare the same specified scales.

Violin Auditions

3 octave scales: G, A, & B flat major
quarter note = 80 (no vibrato)

Chamber Orchestra

Etude No. 1 in F
quarter note = 70

No 42. Andante
quarter note = 50
Chamber Orchestra Etudes

High School Region

Alternate etudes for those auditioning for Region:
High School Region Etudes

Viola Auditions

2 and/or 3 octave scales: C, D, E flat major
quarter note = 80 (no vibrato)
If a student is not comfortable with 3 octave scales on viola, they may ask to play the same scales for 2 octaves. This may or may not affect the student's audition results.

Chamber Orchestra

Detache, N. 5 Allegro non troppo
quarter note = 60
Chamber Orchestra Etudes

High School Region

Alternate etudes for those auditioning for Region:
High School Region Etudes

Cello Auditions

3 octave scales: C, D, E flat major
quarter note = 80 (no vibrato)

Chamber Orchestra

33 Allegro non troppo
dotted quarter note = 60

29. Exercise in the Broad style of bowing, Lento
quarter note = 70
Chamber Orchestra Etudes

High School Region

Alternate etudes for those auditioning for Region:
High School Region Etudes

Bass Auditions

2 octave scales: F, G, B flat, E, A, C major
quarter note = 100 (no vibrato)

Chamber Orchestra

Caballero, Vigoroso e marcato
quarter note = 160
Chamber Orchestra Etudes

High School Region

Alternate etudes for those auditioning for Region:
High School Region Etudes