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Symphony of the Canyons
(SOC)

Directed By:  Dr. Paul J. Sherman
Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Audition Requirements:
The typical Symphony of the Canyons student has a minimum of 5 years experience and:

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

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

 πŸŽ΅Violins: 
Can play 3-octave scales in all major or minor keys

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

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

🎡Basses:    
Can play F major/D minor, E major/C#  minor scales

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

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

🎡Percussion: 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
Portraits in Rhythm by Cirone

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

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

Be prepared to play rudiments (buzz roll, 5 stroke, 7 stroke, paradiddle, flam accents, flam taps, etc.) You can use the links below.
http://www.pas.org/Libraries/PASIC_Archives/rudiment_1.sflb.ashx

ALL NEW MUSICIANS MUST AUDITION.  

ALL SYMPHONY MEMBERS MUST AUDITION EACH FALL SEMESTER
TO MAINTAIN THEIR ON-GOING PARTICIPATION IN THE SOC.  

ALL NEW & RETURNING STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE AUDITION/REGISTRATION FORM!!

REQUEST SUMMER AUDITION HERE

FALL AUDITION/REGISTRATION FORM