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Welcome to the Academy of Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra (ASCYO)!

Although we have begun rehearsals for the fall season, we are still welcoming new musicians!

Please call Walt Edmonds at (240) 782-1650 ext. 101 or Leshia Murray at (240) 782-1650 ext. 100 for more information or to schedule an audition appointment.







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    ASCYO Orchestra Audition Performance Requirements -  Strings  -  2016-2017​

    All students will be assessed based on their performance of the following elements:

​  SCALES​​​

Students should prepare all listed scales and the arpeggio for each scale.  Scales should be played with vibrato and an emphasis on tone.  Half note single bows are acceptable, however it is preferred to perform scales slurring two quarter notes per bow followed by the arpeggio in the same note patter at the same tempo.    Three octave scales and arpeggios may be performed as triplets.  Minimum tempo quarter note = 60.

 

NOTICE:  Adjudicators may ask students to play scales faster or slower. 

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  PREPARED SOLO

Solo Piece of a student's choice.  This should be an entire piece or a movement from a sonata, concerto or etude.  Solo must be prepared in FULL, however students may be asked to perform only a portion of the solo.  

 

PLEASE PROVIDE AN EXTRA COPY OF THE MUSIC.

 

  SIGHT READING

Sight reading will be required.

 

  EXCERPT / EXERCISE

See listed excerpts and exercise for each ensemble for the instrument.  

 

Excerpt / Exercise is not required for the Prep Orchestra. 

 

 
 

PREP ORCHESTRA

(Strings Only)

CHAMBER ORCHESTRAYOUTH ORCHESTRA

 

VIOLIN

Major Scales1-oct. major– C, G, D, A, F, B flat2-oct. major – C, D, A, E, F, B flat 3-oct. G major

3 -oct. major C, G, D, A, E, B, F, B flat,

E flat, A flat


Minor Scales 2-oct. melodic minor g3- oct. melodic minor – a, c, d, e, f, g
Chromatic Scale 2-oct. G chromatic3- oct. G chromatic

Etude 

Choose between:

Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies for the Violin, Book I (Fisher) Exercise # 15 All (quarter note =  108  )  or;

 

Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies for the Violin, Book II (Fisher) Exercise # 13, All (quarter note = 100)

 
Excerpt  Goto: www.ascyo.org & download

 

VIOLA

Major Scales1-oct. major– C, G, D, A, F, B flat

2-oct.major– C, G, D, F

1-oct. major: A, B flat, E flat, A flat

3 – oct. major C, D

2 - oct.  E, F, G, A flat, A, B flat, B


Minor Scales 2 oct. melodic minor  a, g

3 – oct. melodic minor c, d

2 - oct. melodic minor f, g


Chromatic Scale 2-oct. C chromatic3 – oct. C chromatic
Etude Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies for the Viola, Book I,(Fischer), Exercise # 29, All (quarter note = 108) 
Excerpt Goto: www.ascyo.org & downloadGoto: www.ascyo.org & download

 

CELLO

Major Scales1-oct. major– C, G, D

2-oct. major – C, D, G, A, F, E Flat

 

3 – oct. major C, D, E

2 – oct. major F, G, A flat, A, B flat, B

Minor Scales 2 oct. melodic minor  a, g

3 – oct. melodic minor a, c, d

 

Chromatic Scale 2-oct. C chromatic3 – oct. C chromatic
Etude 

Dotzauer 113 Studies for Cello Solo, Book I,

Exercise # 14,  (Half Note = 78)

 

 
Excerpt  Goto: www.ascyo.org & download

 

BASS

Major Scales1-oct. major– C, G, D, F, B flat

2-oct. major - F

1-oct. major C, G, D, A, B flat

2-oct. major C, G, D, A, E, F, B flat, A flat

1 – oct. major E flat

Minor Scales 1 oct melodic minor  -  e, g

2 – oct. melodic minor  e, f, g

1 - oct. melodic minor a, b, c, d

Chromatic Scale  2-oct. C chromatic
Etude F. Simandl, 30 Etudes for the String Bass, (Fischer), Exercise # 2, All  (quarter note = 112) 
Excerpt  F. Simandl, 30 Etudes for the String Bass, (Fischer), Exercise #16, All  (quarter note = 112)

 

*Placement and seating will be for the mutual benefit of the musicians and the orchestras