HONOR ORCHESTRAS

 

Several opportunities exist for students who want to audition for outside honor orchestras.

Acceptance to most honor orchestras is by audition only. 

Audition requirements vary by orchestra.  Most require 2 or 3 octave scales.

Click on the links below or see your teachers for more information.

 

Kendall Honor Orchestra

Open to grades 6-9
Scale Requirements
Scales: single notes to a bow, each note = 100 beats per minute

Arpeggios: single notes to a bow, each note = 80 beats per minute

Two Octave Scales:

Violin: C and D Major

Viola: D and G Major

Cello: D and G Major

Bass: F and G Major


ALSO REQUIRED: exerpts (parts of the pieces that will be played this year) and sightreading.  See the directors for details. 


Gwinnett County Honor Orchestra

Open to grades 6-12
Scale Requirements

Scales: slurred two notes to a bow, each note = 120 beats per minute

Arpeggios: slurred three notes to a bow, each note = 60 beats per minute

Scales: 3 Octaves (Basses 2 Octaves)

Violin: G and A Major, g and a melodic minor

Viola C and D Major, c and d melodic minor

Cello: C and D Major, c and d melodic minor

Bass: F and G Major, f and g melodic minor

 

ALSO REQUIRED: exerpts (parts of the pieces that will be played this year) and sightreading.  See the directors for details. 



Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO)

 

Each student must meet the following criteria to audition:

         Age: 13 (before September 1) years and younger

         Grade: Eighth grade or below

         Play one of the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass

         Take private instruction on your instrument

         Complete a blind five (5) minute audition adjudicated by professional musicians by performing a solo work (musician’s choice) from the standard classical repertoire not to exceed 2 minutes in length and excerpts

         Complete an application and mail with a check payable to MYSO of Atlanta, in the amount of $25.00 (non-refundable) to MYSO of Atlanta - P.O. Box 14163 - Atlanta, GA 30324

 Prepared Scales:

Violin: G major scale, three octaves, slurred 2 notes to a bow
Viola
: C major scale, three octaves, slurred 2 notes to a bow
Cello: C major scale, three octaves, slurred 2 notes to a bow
Bass: G major scale, two octaves, slurred 2 notes to a bow



Buckhead Youth Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra