Auditions for 2013-2014
Auditions for the 2013-2014 season are currently scheduled for Monday June 24 from 7 to 9 pm at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, Room 111. (There will also be an audition date in the second week of September tba). If the date does not work for you, our music director may be able to schedule an alternate day or time.
NOTE: The deadline to book an early audition is MONDAY JUNE 17.
We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:45 pm at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St., Guelph, beginning on Thursday, September 19.
The playing level for entry into the GYSO is Grade 8 Royal Conservatory for strings, and a playing level approximate to Grade 8 for winds and brass.
There will be two levels of audition for the GYSO, one for "section" entry and the other for those who wish to audition for a principal chair. After one year of membership members of the second violin section can audition to move from the 2nd to the 1st violin section by preparing the "section" audition requirements listed below.
Current members of the GYSO do not need to re-audition unless they would like to be a section leader or move to another section (e.g., 2nd violin to 1st violin section. Note: There may be additional audition requirements for players who would like to be a section leader.)
The section auditions will consist of:
1. A solo work, memorization not necessary
2. Scales (strings prepare 3 octaves, winds 2 octaves)
3. Sight reading
The principal chair auditions will consist of:
1. Strings: a movement from a concerto winds an etude and a solo work (memorization not necessary).
2. Scales (strings 3 octaves, winds 2 octaves)
3. Sight reading
4. An orchestral solo as selected by the GYSO audition committee
To schedule an audition, please contact Catherine Molina at (519) 763-5493 or email her.
IMPORTANT: Before your audition, you should also compete the online registration. Simply leave out the information about payment options.