Auditions & Information for 2019-2020


SPRING 2020 AUDITIONS

*CURRENTLY ENROLLED FALL 2019 COYO STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO RE-AUDITION FOR THE SPRING TERM!*

Spring 2020 auditions are for students NEW TO COYO. It is also an opportunity for current students to audition for a different ensemble.

AUDITIONS ARE PART OF THE PROCESS IN PARTICIPATING IN COYO ENSEMBLES

Register online for Fall 2019 • Students, Elementary through High School, up to age 20 are invited
• Everybody auditions
• All Instruments - Winds, Brass, Strings & Percussion
• There are three symphony orchestras: Fantasia Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Camerata Symphony

The Fantasia Orchestra welcomes students who have played a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument for at least one to three years. This ensemble takes the place of our Junior Symphony. It is designed to introduce playing in an ensemble, sharpen and refine technical skills, while playing great music and having great fun! An Audition is required to become a member of the Fantasia Orchestra.

The Concert Orchestra takes the place of the Youth Orchestra and includes students with 3-6 years of experience and will serve as the largest full symphony group for COYO. An Audition is required to become a member of the Concert Orchestra.

The Camerata Symphony is our newest ensemble for advanced musicians that successfully demonstrate a level of playing equal to the Oregon High School All State Audition requirements. An audition is required for the advanced orchestra.

About Auditions:

Why do you play an audition? The purpose of your audition is NOT to eliminate anyone. Your audition is a special and unique opportunity for our conductors to hear you and get acquainted with your individual playing. This process also serves to balance the orchestra in terms of seating and assignments. None of the three orchestras have a cap enrollment. All students are welcome to the program and assigned to the appropriate orchestra.

Auditions are not meant to stress students out! Prepare your solo carefully, know your scales, and you will be fine. Everyone is nervous, but our goal is to place each student in the ensemble that will give them the best musical experience.

Prepare a solo of your choice, 1-2 minutes in length. Solo material may be chosen from the concerto or sonata repertoire, etudes or school ensemble music, audition music from district, state, all northwest, or WIBC honor bands or orchestras. Beginning players may play be asked to play a scale of their choice. Intermediate students should be able to play two scales of their choice from memory. Advanced students should prepare to perform a chromatic scale (preferably two octave), and all major and minor scales (up to 3 flats and sharps)

PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR SOLO PIECE TO YOUR AUDITION!

Auditions Materials are posted here in a shared Google Drive.

If you have any questions at all about the audition, please email: coyoed @ gmail.com

Rehearsals begin Sunday, January 26 from 4:00-6:30pm.

Camerata Symphony rehearses 4:00-6:30pm with a 15 minute break (5:00-5:15) and Chamber Ensembles will rehearse during the strings only piece.
Concert Orchestra rehearses 5:15-6:30pm
Fantasia Orchestra rehearses 4:00-5:00pm

SPRING DRESS REHEARSAL: Saturday, April 18, 2020

10:00am Fantasia Orchestra
11:00am Concert Orchestra
11:45am Concert Orchestra and Camerata Symphony combined work
12:00pm Camerata Symphony
1:00pm String Quartet
1:30pm End of Dress Rehearsal

SPRING CONCERT: Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3:00pm at Summit High School