The SCVYO intermediate orchestra performs Danse Infernale and Berceuse and Finale from the Firebird Suite composed by Igor Stravinsky arr. Merle Isaac. Under the direction of Rachel Iba.

ORCHESTRA
SATURDAYS
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
PICO CANYON HALL, ROOM 202

 DERRICK SPIVA, Jr., MFA
RACHEL IBA, MFA



NEW AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR ORCHESTRA

▶︎ NEW Orchestra musicians, move-ups and chair challenge audition requests will now include an Orchestra Audition Excerpt (⬅️ click link for instrumentation list) in addition to solo of choice, sight reading and scales.

▶︎ Auditions & Registration: June 8 & 9

SCVYO Orchestra participation will enhance the student's school music success and prepare musicians to audition for our elite Novae Sinfonia, Chamber or SCV Brass Ensembles.

It is highly recommended that intermediate orchestral musicians participate in private lessons outside of weekly rehearsals. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in their school music program, where available.

WHO NEEDS TO AUDITION FOR ORCHESTRA?

NEW musicians wishing to join Orchestra for the first time 

PRELUDE STUDENTS wishing to move up to Orchestra 

CHAIR CHALLENGES - Audition requirements are the same as noted above.  Students seeking to move up in their section should be able to demonstrate a higher level of mastery than minimum audition requirements noted below.

SEE BELOW FOR SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS & APPLICATION

WHO DOES NOT NEED TO AUDITION

RETURNING ORCHESTRA MEMBERS who are happy with their placement within their instrumental section during the prior semester and want to return to that position do not need to audition.  Those members must complete the enrollment form prior to in-person registration.  

SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

The typical Orchestra Musician has a minimum of two years experience on their chosen instrument, is able to play an Orchestra audition excerpt ( ⬅️ click link for instrumentation list), a solo of choice (excluding band and orchestra parts), sight-read and scales.

▶︎ All auditions are to be unaccompanied.

ORCHESTRA SCALE REQUIREMENTS

▶︎▶︎ MEMORIZED ASCENDING AND DESCENDING SCALE(S) OF ADJUDICATOR’S CHOICE, EXCEPT AS INDICATED BELOW:

1st Violin:  3-octave in all major and relative minor keys, shifting into 3rd position

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

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

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

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

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

Audition Processing Fee must be paid in order to receive an appointment time.