Symphony of the Canyons
(SOC)

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SYMPHONY OF THE CANYONS
Directed By:  Dr. Paul J. Sherman
Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm
College of the Canyons - Valencia Campus



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Phillip Suwandi performs Haydn's Cello Concerto accompanied by members of the Symphony of the Canyons.

Phillip Suwandi performs Haydn's Cello Concerto accompanied by members of the Symphony of the Canyons.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Fall 2017 Concerto Competition
Any returning Symphony member may audition for our upcoming concerto competition.  Student should be prepared to play, at a minimum, the Exposition of their chosen piece, as well as standard Symphony audition requirements.  Student should bring three (3)
additional copies of the Concerto sheet music with them to the audition for the artistic faculty.  Winner of the Concerto Competition will perform their piece, accompanied by the
Symphony of the Canyons, in the state-of-the-art Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, during our upcoming season.

        Good Luck To All Our Concerto Competition Participants!!!!

Who must audition for Symphony? 

šŸŽµAll new musicians wishing to oin the Symphony must audition
            šŸŽ¶šŸŽ¶ Youth & Adult Members Welcome šŸŽ¶šŸŽ¶

šŸŽµAll returning Symphony members must audition each Fall Semester

šŸŽµAll students wishing to move up From Orchestra to Symphony must auditon

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
The typical Symphony of the Canyons student has a
minimum of 5 years experience and:


šŸŽµWinds:  
Can play 3-octave scales where possible and within
the range of the instrument

šŸŽµBrass:    
Can play 2-octave scales where possible and within the
range of the instrument

 šŸŽµViolins: 
Can play 3-octave scales in all major or minor keys

šŸŽµViolas:    
Can play 2-octave scales in all major or minor keys

šŸŽµCellos:  
Can play 2-octave scales in all major or minor keys
                                                                                                                 
šŸŽµBasses:    
Can play F major/D minor, E major/C#  minor scales

šŸŽµAll SOC musicians are able to play any major or minor scale
as requested by the audition committee.

šŸŽµAll SOC musicians are able to play a major solo from the repertoire of their instrument, excluding band and orchestra parts. 

šŸŽµPercussion: Is required to prepare a solo or etude demonstrating ability on snare drum, mallets, and/or timpani.  
Please select a solo/etude from the following books or a solo of comparable difficulty. 



Recommended Snare Drum Etudes
Intermediate Snare Drum Studies or Advanced Snare Drum Studies by Peters or Portraits in Rhythm by Cirone

Recommended Mallet Etudes
Masterpieces for Marimba arr. by McMillan
Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibraphone by Goldenberg

                                   Visit: http://www.pas.org/Libraries/PASIC_Archives/rudiment_1.sflb.ashx

Recommended Timpani Etudes
Modern Method for Timpani by Goodman
Etuden for Timpani by Hochrainer

Percussion:  Be prepared to play rudiments
(buzz roll, 5 stroke, 7 stroke, paradiddle, flam accents, flam taps, etc.  )


**Symphony of the Canyons is a College Accredited Course.   Members are required to enroll in College of the Canyons, Music 165 (Symphony) and are eligible to receive college credit for up to four (4) completed semesters of enrollment.  Students will be given the required forms and a signed add slip at time of registration with the SCVYO to help facilitate the College enrollment process.  Students may enroll in Symphony more than four (4) semesters. These students will be required to submit an audit slip to the COC Community Education office at the start of the semester.  Signed Audit slips will be available at time of SCVYO registration.  

**Academy of the Canyons students - your counselor will assit with your COC enrollment in Symphony.  You are still required to complete the SCVYO audition and registration process.  


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