BSYO Audition Excerpts 2017-2018

Preparing Excerpts

Performing orchestral excerpts is one part of your audition requirements (in addition to a solo work of the student’s choice, scales and arpeggios, and sightreading).

To prepare your excerpts:

  • Print the excerpts appropriate to your instrument and desired orchestra.
  • You should prepare the [bracketed] sections.
  • If you would like to be considered for more than one orchestra, you must prepare excerpts for the highest level orchestra for which you wish to audition.

Youth Orchestra (YO) Excerpts - Students grades 9-12

*Piccolo, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, and Piccolo Trumpet are all optional; please prepare the excerpts if you wish to be considered for these instruments.

**Percussion and Harp - You should prepare a solo in addition to the required excerpts. For percussion, this should be a mallet solo.

Concert Orchestra (CO) Excerpts – Students grades 7-10

*Piccolo and Bass Clarinet are optional; please prepare the excerpts if you wish to be considered for these instruments.

**Percussion – You should prepare a mallet solo, as well as a timpani or snare solo in addition to the required excerpts. You must also be able to demonstrate familiarity with timpani tuning.

***Harp – You should prepare a solo in addition to the required excerpts.

String Orchestra (SO) Excerpts – Students through grade 7