Audition Requirements

MARIN SYMPHONY YOUTH PROGRAMS 2022-23 SEASON

MSYP is planning a great 2022-23 program. We hope you’ll join us to continue your musical journey.


ALL ENSEMBLE CLASSES WILL BE IN HELD IN-PERSON IN 2022-23

OVERTURE STRING ENSEMBLE


TUITION: Overture $650* (full year)
REHEARSALS: Sundays, 11:30 – 12:45pm
LOCATION: College of Marin, Kentfield; Room PA 75

Program Requirements:
Ages 8-13. Must study privately with a teacher on your orchestral instrument. We strongly encourage all of our students to participate in their school music programs.

Eligibility guidelines for Overture are:
-Completion of at least one year of study on violin, viola, cello or bass with a private teacher and/or in a school music program.
-Proficiency in reading rhythmic values from whole to eighth notes and rests.
-A basic understanding of accidentals and key signatures and their effect on fingerings.
-Some knowledge of shifting is helpful but not necessary.

Audition Requirements:
In the performance of your solo and excerpts, please skip over rests longer than 2 measures. Count rests less than 2 measures.

1. Scales:
• One major scale in as many octaves as the player is comfortable, followed by the arpeggio.
• One melodic minor scale in as many octaves as comfortable, followed by the arpeggio.

2. Solo piece:
• One solo piece of your choice representing your current abilities, approximately 2-4 minutes in length, unaccompanied. Cuts can be made to include contrasting sections, or play through until the allotted time.

3. Required excerpts:
• TBD. String players please follow all bowings that are marked on the music. Your attention to bow direction, use, speed, and technique will count toward your audition results.


CRESCENDO ORCHESTRA


TUITION: Crescendo $750* (full year)
REHEARSALS: Sundays, 1:00 – 2:40pm
LOCATION: College of Marin, Kentfield; Room PA 75

Program Requirements:
Ages 10-17. Must study privately with a teacher on your orchestral instrument. We strongly encourage all of our students to participate in their school music programs.

Audition Requirements:
In the performance of your solo and excerpts, please skip over rests longer than 2 measures. Count rests less than 2 measures.

1. Scales:
• One major scale in as many octaves as the player is comfortable, followed by the arpeggio.
• One melodic minor scale in as many octaves as comfortable, followed by the arpeggio.

2. Solo piece:
• One solo piece of your choice representing your current abilities, approximately 2-4 minutes in length, unaccompanied. Cuts can be made to include contrasting sections, or play through until the allotted time.

3. Required excerpts:
• TBD. String players please follow all bowings that are marked on the music. Your attention to bow direction, use, speed, and technique will count toward your audition results.


MARIN SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA


TUITION: MSYO $850* (full year)
REHEARSALS: Sundays, 3:00 – 6:00pm
LOCATION: College of Marin, Kentfield; Room PA 75

Program Requirements:
Participant age ranges from 12-18. Students must study privately with a teacher on their orchestral instrument and we encourage all of our students to participate in their school music programs. Most members in the orchestra have been playing their instrument for four years or longer. Students are required to set aside time outside of rehearsals to learn their music and are strongly urged to work on their parts with private teachers at their teachers’ convenience.

Audition Requirements:
In the performance of your solo and excerpts, please skip over rests longer than 2 measures. Count rests less than 2 measures.

1. Scales:
• One major and one minor scale chosen by the conductor, followed by the arpeggios, in keys of up to four sharps and four flats in as many octaves as possible (3 octaves where possible, 2 octaves otherwise).

2. Solo piece:
• One solo piece of your choice representing your current abilities, approximately 3-5 minutes in length, unaccompanied. Cuts can be made to include contrasting sections, or play through until the allotted time.

3. Required excerpts:
• TBD. String players please follow all bowings that are marked on the music. Your attention to bow direction, use, speed, and technique will count toward your audition results.


* Note that payment by Credit Card will incur additional processing fees.
Contact Andrei Gorchov, Youth Programs Administrator at 415.479.8105 or education@marinsymphony.org.

Marin Symphony Youth Programs

c/o The Marin Symphony
4340 Redwood Highway, Suite 409c
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415.479.8105