N O V A E   S I N F O N I A
SATURDAYS
3:30PM - 6:00PM
Derrick Spiva, JR. MFA

College of the Canyons
Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202

REHEARSALS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 14TH - SEE SCHEDULE

APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED FOR
LATE AUDITIONS & REGISTRATION

NEW AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR novae sinfonia

ALL New & Returning Novae Sinfonia musicians must audition to continue participation for the fall/spring ‘19 -’20 season.

Auditions will now include a Novae Sinfonia Audition Excerpt (⬅️ click link for instrumentation list) in addition to solo of choice, sight reading and scales.

SEE BELOW FOR SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS & APPLICATION

Novae Sinfonia represents the new landscape of professional classical music and we are excited to introduce this emerging genre to our young musicians. 

The repertoire of this cutting-edge ensemble, conceived and designed by our Artistic Director, Derrick Spiva, Jr., includes compositions of non-Western musical genres, orchestral works by living composers, as well as the canon of standard symphonic literature. The practice and performance of a wide variety of musical works will help young musicians gain insights into the professional classical music world of the 21st Century and develop practical skills required of a contemporary professional classical musician.  Musicians are introduced to methods from non-Western performance practices that complement and enrich Western classical performance practices

PARTICIPATION

Novae Sinfonia is open to all new and continuing members of the SCVYO, including chamber music, guitar, advanced brass, as well as non-Western music instrumentalists and vocalists, providing the student meets the standard skill requirements for this most advanced ensemble, as outlined below.  

▶︎ Students are strongly encouraged engage in private lessons and participate in their school music program, where available.

novae sinfonia SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

The typical Novae Sinfonia Musician has a minimum of five years progressive experience on their chosen instrument, is able to play an audition excerpt ( ⬅️ click link for instrumentation list), perform a solo of choice that best demonstrates abilities (excluding band and orchestra parts), sight-reading and scales, as requested by audition panel.

▶︎ All auditions are to be unaccompanied.

SCALE REQUIREMENTS

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

🎵Violin:    3-octave scales in all major or minor keys

🎵Viola:   2-octave scales in all major or minor keys

🎵Cello:    2-octave scales in all major or minor keys

🎵Bass:    F major/D minor, E major/C# minor scales

🎵Winds:  3-octave scales in all major or minor keys where possible and within the range of the instrument

🎵Brass: 2-octave scales in all major or minor keys possible and within the range of the instrument -

🎵Percussion: Prepare a solo or etude demonstrating ability on snare drum, mallets, and/or timpani.  

▶︎ Audition processing fee must be paid in order to schedule your appointment!