Auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be held June 2, 2018 by appointment at Calvary Church of Santa Ana.
Applications will be accepted beginning April 1, 2018.  A limited number of audition appointments are available.

To apply:  Submit a completed application and pay the fee.

After your application and fee are received, you will be contacted by e-mail regarding a specific audition appointment.

 String players in grades 3-8 who study privately are eligible to audition.

 


Prelude String Orchestra

To be considered for Prelude String Orchestra, prepare the following:

Violin or Viola:

  • solo piece from (or equivalent to) Suzuki book 2 through book 4
  • sight read music in the keys of F, C, G, D, their relative minors, and accidentals
  • 2-octave scale in the key of student’s choice, memorized

Cello or Bass:

  • solo piece from (or equivalent to) end of Suzuki book 1 through book 3
  • sight read music in the keys of F, C, G, D, their relative minors, and accidentals
  • 2-octave scale in the key of student’s choice, memorized


Prelude Chamber Strings

To be considered for Prelude Chamber Strings, prepare the following:

Violin or Viola:

  • solo piece from (or equivalent to) Suzuki book 4 or up                          
  • sight read music in the keys of E-flat, B-flat, F, C, G, D, A, their relative minors, and accidentals
  • 3-octave scale in the key of student’s choice, memorized

Cello or Bass:

  • solo piece from (or equivalent to) end of Suzuki book 3 or up                              
  • sight read music in the keys of E-flat, B-flat, F, C, G, D, A, their relative minors, and accidentals
  • 3-octave scale in the key of student’s choice, memorized

Additional Details

Acceptance and Orchestra placement will be determined by the Conductor, Executive Director and String Coach based on technical and musical proficiency demonstrated at the audition. Performing a particular piece or scale does not guarantee placement in either Prelude String Orchestra or Prelude Chamber Strings.

Please remember the following for your audition:

  1. Photocopy of your solo piece for your adjudicators (cheerleaders!)
  2. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time to allow time for tuning and warm up.
  3. You will be contacted by e-mail within one week of your audition with the results.