CHAMBER MUSIC
SATURDAYS
1:00pm - 3:00pm

COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
PICO CANYON HALL, ROOM 202

Rachel Iba, MFA

LATE AUDITIONS & REGISTRATION - SEPTEMBER 7

Chamber Musicians will become familiar with standard chamber repertoire, take personal responsibility for their part within an ensemble, as well as develop leadership, rehearsal and communication skills.  Students will rehearse in small groups and participate in 'work in progress' performances, community outreach, take part in the large concert at the end of the semester, as well as recitals.

Fall, 2018 Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra - Master Class with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Violinist, Cheryl Norman-Brick. Trio performs excerpt from Mozart Piano Trio, KV 548. Phillip Suwandi, Cello William Suwandi, Violin Ashlyn Bendorf, Piano Derrick Spiva, Jr. - SCVYO Artistic Director (piano page turner)

WHO NEEDS TO AUDITION FOR CHAMBER MUSIC ? 
All new students who did not participate in Chamber Music during the prior semester who wish to join the ensemble for summer or the fall/spring season must audition. (See skill level and audition requirements at bottom of this page)

WHO DOES NOT NEED TO AUDITION FOR CHAMBER MUSIC ?

All students who participated in Chamber Music during the prior semester do not need to audition.  Continuing students must fill out the online enrollment form prior to in-person registration. 

MINIMUM CHAMBER MUSIC SKILL LEVEL
& AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Novae Sinfonia, Orchestra or SCV Brass Ensemble audition may also used for Chamber Music audition.  Please indicate you are auditioning for chamber music as well as a core orchestral section on your audition form.  Audition requirements are the same for chamber music as for the core orchestral ensembles.

NEW AUDITION REQUIREMENT - AUDITION EXCERPT

2-4 YEARS EXPERIENCE, PLEASE USE:
Orchestra Audition Excerpt (⬅️ click link for instrumentation list)

5+ YEARS EXPERIENCE, PLEASE USE
Novae Sinfonia Audition Excerpt (⬅️ click link for instrumentation list)

SCALE REQUIREMENTS

▶︎▶︎ Memorized ascending and descending scale(S) OF ADJUDICATOR’S CHOICE, EXCEPT AS indicated below:


1st Violin: 3-octave major scale and the relative minor

2nd Violin: 2-octave D major scale and the relative minor

Viola:  2-octave G major scale and the relative minor

Cello: 2-octave D major scale and 1-octave of the relative minor

Bass: 1-octave D major scale and the relative minor 

Winds/Brass:  2-octave major & minor scales, up to 4 sharps & flats

▶︎ All auditions are to be unaccompanied.


Placement in small ensembles will be determined by Chamber Music Director, based on audition and participation.

Concurrent enrollment in Orchestra, Novae Sinfonia or Advanced Brass is strongly recommended.

Audition processing fee must be paid in order to receive an appointment time.