Audition Information

Placement & Seating Auditions – 2022-2023

Questions? Email info@KawarthaYouthOrchestra.org

 

NEW MUSICIANS: Placement Auditions are required for those wishing to participate in the Intermediate and Senior KYO ensembles during the 22-23 Season.  Beginner Junior KYO musicians do not need to audition! Auditions will be held in person on September 8th & 9th, 2022, at All Saints’ Anglican in Peterborough. Complete registration to receive your assigned audition time and day.

  • There is currently no fee to audition.
  • You do not need a piano accompanist for your audition!
  • Audition music is directly below.
  • NEW Percussionists, harpists, and pianists, please contact us for requirements.

 

RETURNING MUSICIANS: Seating Auditions by video submission are required for all returning Intermediate and Senior KYO musicians.

  • Audition music is on the page, below. Any method of audio/video recording is accepted (such as from a cell phone). Scales, your selected piece, and the required excerpt should all be recorded in one take, no editing please.
  • Please upload your audition to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo. Be sure to set the video as public or unlisted but NOT private!
  • Click here to submit the link to your audition.
  • Percussionists, harpists, and pianists, please contact us for requirements.
  • Register for KYO 2022-2023 here

Audition Music

Part 1 – Scales

  • Everyone: G Major (as many octaves as is possible for you), played in 8th notes
  • Everyone: Eb Major (as many octaves as is possible for you), played in 8th notes
  • If possible for you: b harmonic minor in two octaves, played in 8th notes at 120bpm

Part 2 – Select 1-2 minutes of music that shows your best playing. In the video, please verbally state what your are performing!

Part 3 – Required excerpt(s). Scroll in each file to find the page for your instrument!

 

            Don’t worry about being perfect! Practice consistently and slowly. It’s always more important you show musicality instead of a fast tempo or flashy playing. Musical expression comes from detail – we can’t be expressive if we don’t take the time to unfold and discover all the details in the music.