We are so happy you wish to join our Youth Philharmonic Orchestra!
Here are the required excerpts you will master and perform at your audition. We can’t wait to hear you! (Here’s another link to the YOOF ONLINE AUDITION APPLICATION INFORMATION, just in case.)
IF YOU PLAY A DOUBLING INSTRUMENT (piccolo, English Horn, contra bassoon, various clarinets), YOU MAY PREPARE THE EXCERPT(S) FOR THAT INSTRUMENT AS WELL. THIS IS A GREAT IDEA AND A TERRIFIC EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED.
BY THE WAY: if you were ALREADY in YPO last year, you will not be demoted to a different orchestra on the basis of these excerpts. Just learn them as well as you possibly can in the time available! We are programming that Shostakovich 5 this semester!
violinists! we are going to make your lives much easier. Click HERE for a pdf of a much easier-to-read version of the 32-36 excerpt. and CLICK HERE for the same part an octave lower, to help you learn the notes! (Also, of course, the second violin part is an octave lower…but there are a couple of spots that are not identical. Hence the special octave-lower first violin part. Enjoy!)
YOOF YPO 19-20 VIOLA AUDITION EXCERPTS violists! here’s a new version of your excerpts that is MUCH easier to read: YOOF YPO VIOLA AUDITION EXCERPTS IMPROVED VERSION!