VIOLIN

 

  • 4th Grade
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Suzuki Book 2; Whistler Introducing the Positions, Volume 1; Kuchler Concertino in D
    • Scale requirements: Scales as appropriate
  • 5th Grade
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Suzuki Book 3; Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies Book 1; Rieding B minor, Seitz G major, Mvt. 3; Seitz D major, Mvt. 1 
    • Scale requirements: Scales as appropriate
  • 6th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Suzuki Book 4; Wohlfahrt Foundation Studies Book 2; Vivaldi a minor, Mvts. 1 and 3; Fiocco Allegro
    • Scale requirements: All major scales up to two sharps and two flats (2 octaves)
  • 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Suzuki Book 4-5; Bach Concerto for Two Violins D minor; Vivaldi Concerto G minor; Rieding Op. 25; Sitt 20 Double Stop Etudes, op. 32 
    • Scale requirements: All major scales up to three sharps and three flats (2 octaves)
  • 8th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire:  Accolay Concerto in a minor, Vivaldi Concerto in G major , Vivaldi 4 Seasons, DeBeriot 9, Seitz Concerti 1, 2, 5
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (2 octaves)
  • 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Beethoven Romance; Haydn Concerto in C major; Mozart Concerto in D major; Kabalevsky Concerto
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (2 octaves)
  • 10th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Mendelssohn Concerto; Bruch Concerto; Wienawski D minor Concerto; Lalo Symphonie Espagnole; Mozart Concerto in G major
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (3 octaves)
  • 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Concerti by Tchaikovsky and Saint Saens; Mozart Concerto No. 5 in A major; Bruch Scottish Concerto
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (3 octaves)

VIOLA

 

  • 4th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Suzuki 2; Hook Sonatina; Whistler Introduction to Positions, Volume 1
    • Scale requirements: Scales as appropriate
  • 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Suzuki 3; Wohlfahrt book 1; Whistler Introduction to Double Stops
    • Scale requirements: Scales as appropriate 
  • 6th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Suzuki 4; Wohlfahrt book 2
    • Scale requirements: All major scales up to two sharps and two flats (2 octaves)
  • 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Telemann Concerto in G; Vivaldi d minor; Sitt 20 Double Stop Etudes (selections)
    • Scale requirements: All major scales up to three sharps and three flats (2 octaves)
  • 8th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Hummel Fantasie; Bach G major Suite
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (2 octaves)
  • 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: JC Bach Concerto; Bloch Suite Hebraique
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (2 octaves)
  • 10th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Concerti by Hoffmeister and Stamitz
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (3 octaves)
  • 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Concerti by Walton and Hindemith;  Hindemith Der Schwanendreher
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (3 octaves)

CELLO

 

  • 4th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Suzuki Book 2
    • Scale requirements: Scales as appropriate
  • 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Breval sonata, Book 3
    • Scale requirements: Scales as appropriate
  • 6th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Saint Saens Allegro Appassionato; Squire Tarantella; Popper #1; Bach Arioso; Saint Saens, The Swan
    • Scale requirements: All major scales up to two sharps and two flats (2 octaves)
  • 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Goltermann Concerto No. 4 in G major; Bach G major suite; Faure Elegie; Popper #5; Popper #6; Popper #34; Vivaldi Concerto in G minor; Eccles Concerto in G minor
    • Scale requirements: All major scales up to three sharps and three flats (2 octaves)
  • 8th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Brahms Concerto in E minor;  Lalo Concerto in D minor; Haydn Concerto in C major
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (2 octaves)
  • 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Elgar Concerto in E minor; Boccherini Concerto in B-flat; Kabalevsky Concerto No. 1 in G minor
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (2 octaves)
  • 10th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (3 octaves)
  • 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Schumann Concerto in A minor; Dvorak Concerto in B minor
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (3 octaves)

DOUBLE BASS

 

  • 4th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Vance Progressive Repertoire Book 1 (1st half)
    • Scale requirements: Scales as appropriate
  • 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Vance Progressive Repertoire Book 1 (2nd half)
    • Scale requirements: Scales as appropriate
  • 6th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Vance Progressive Repertoire Book 2 (1st half)
    • Scale requirements: All major scales up to two sharps and two flats (2 octaves)
  • 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Vance Progressive Repertoire Book 2 (2nd half)
    • Scale requirements: All major scales up to three sharps and three flats (2 octaves)
  • 8th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Vance Progressive Repertoire Book 3 (1st half)
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (2 octaves)
  • 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Vance Progressive Repertoire Book 3 (2nd half)
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (2 octaves)
  • 10th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Koussevitsky Concerto for Double Bass, Op. 3; Anderson 4 Short Pieces; Bach Cello Suites 1 and 3
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (3 octaves)
  • 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Bottesini Concerto No. 2 in B minor; Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40; Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor; Bach Suites 2, 4, and 5
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (3 octaves)

FLUTE

 

  • 4th & 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Piece from Concert and Contest Collection for Flute
    • Scale requirements: 1-octave major scale through 3 sharps and 3 flats, chromatic scale from low-G to D above the staff. All scales are slurred up and tongued down, with even rhythm
  • 6th & 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Handel Sonata, Telemann Flute Sonata in F Major, Gaubert Madrigal, Faure Morceau de Concours, Schumann Romances
    • Scale requirements: 1-octave major scale - all keys; 1-octave harmonic minor scales through 3 sharps and 3 flats; chromatic scale from low-D to high-G; All Scales are slurred up and tongued down, with even rhythm
  • 8th & 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces (or movements from different pieces), 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: JS Bach Sonata, Telemann Fantasie, CPE Bach Hamburger Sonata, Godard Suite, Hue Fantasie, Saint-Saens Airs de Ballet d'Ascanio
    • Scale requirements: 2-octave major and harmonic minor scales, chromatic scale from low-B/C (depending on footjoint) to high-C. All Scales are slurred up and tongued down, with even rhythm
  • 10th & 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces (or movements from different pieces), 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: JS Bach Sonata, Telemann Fantasie, Piece from Flute Music by French Composers, Mozart Concerto, Ian Clarke Hypnosis, Bozza Image, Dutilleux Sonatine
    • Scale requirements: 2-octave major scale; 2-octave minor scales in all forms, chromatic scale from low B/C (depending on footjoint) to high-D. All Scales are slurred up and tongued down, with even rhythm

OBOE

 

  • 4th & 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Rubank Intermediate Method Book; Selected Studies (Voxman)
    • Scale requirements: All five-note major scales
  • 6th & 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Rubank Advanced Method; Barlow, The Winter’s Passed
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (1 octave)
  • 8th & 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Barret Oboe Method Melodic Studies 1-20; Telemann, Sonata in A minor
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor two-octave scales
  • 10th & 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Barret Oboe Method Melodic Studies 21-40; Marcello, Oboe Concerto in C minor; Cimarosa, Oboe Concerto in C minor
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor two-octave scales

CLARINET

 

  • 4th & 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Rubank Intermediate Method Book; Selected Studies (Voxman)
    • Scale requirements: All five-note major scales
  • 6th & 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Mozart Concerto, Mvt. 2; Weber Concertino; Schumann Fantasy Pieces
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (1 octave)
  • 8th & 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Rose Etudes; Mozart Concerto, Mvt. 1; Weber 1st Concerto
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor two-octave scales
  • 10th & 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Hindemith Sonata; Brahms Concerti Nos. 1 and 2; Weber Concerto No. 2
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor two-octave scales

BASSOON

 

  • 4th & 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 1 scale
    • Sample repertoire: Roy Johnson Saraband
    • Scale requirements: All five-note major scales
  • 6th & 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Gounod March of the Marionette
    • Scale requirements: All major scales (1 octave)
  • 8th & 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Hindemith Sonate, Mvt. 2
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (2 octaves)
  • 10th & 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Premier Solo - Eugene B
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales (2 octaves)

FRENCH HORN

 

  • 4th & 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, F major scale
    • Sample repertoire: Sigmund Hering Forty Progressive Etudes, 9-32; Saint Saens, Romance, Op. 36
    • Scale requirements: F major (B-flat concert pitch)
  • 6th & 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Richard Strauss Nocturne op. 7; Mozart Concerto No. 3, Mvt. 2; Sigmund Hering Forty Progressive Etudes 33-40; Sigmund Hering 32 Etudes
    • Scale requirements: Major scales in the keys of G major (C concert), A-flat major (D-flat concert), A major (D concert), B-flat major (E-flat concert), C major (F concert), D major (G concert), E-flat major (A-flat concert), F major (B-flat concert)
  • 8th & 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Mozart Concerto No. 3, Mvt. 1 or 3; Mozart Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 2; Mozart Concerto No. 4, Mvt. 2; Beethoven Sonata Op. 17
    • Scale requirements: All major scales
  • 10th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Mozart Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 1 or 3; Mozart Concerto No. 4, Mvt. 1 or 3; Bozza, En Foret; Strauss Concerto No. 1; Gliere Concerto; Hindemith Sonata
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales
  • 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Strauss Concerto No. 2; Dukas Villanelle
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales

TRUMPET

 

  • 4th & 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, C major scale
    • Sample repertoire: Sigmund Hering Forty Progressive Etudes, 9-32; H.A. VanderCook Trumpet Stars; Sigmund Hering Trumpet Course Book 2
    • Scale requirements: C major (B-flat Concert Pitch)
  • 6th & 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Sigmund Hering Forty Progressive Etudes 33-40; Sigmund Hering 32 Etudes; Balay Petite Piece Concertante; G. Alary, Morceau de Concours
    • Scale requirements: Major scales in the keys of: G major (F concert), A major (G concert), B-flat major (A-flat concert), C major (B-flat concert), D major (C concert), 

      E-flat major (D-flat concert), E major (D concert), F major (E-flat concert)

  • 8th & 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Kennan Sonata, Mvt. 1; Senee Concertino
    • Scale requirements: All major scales
  • 10th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Haydn Concerto; Kennan Sonata, Mvt. 3; Neruda Concerto; Ropartz Andante and Allegro; Haydn Concerto; Goedicke Concert Etude
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales
  • 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Hummel Concerto; Hindemith Sonata; Arutunian Concerto;
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales

TROMBONE

 

  • 4th & 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, B-flat major scale
    • Sample repertoire: Sigmund Hering Forty Progressive Etudes, 9-32, H.A. VanderCook Trombone Gems
    • Scale requirements: B-flat major scale
  • 6th & 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Sigmund Hering Forty Progressive Etudes 33-40, Sigmund Hering 32 Etudes, Balay Petite Piece Concertante, Alary Morceau de Concours
    • Scale requirements: Major scales in the keys of F major, G major, A-flat major, B-flat major, C major, D-flat major, D major, E-flat major
  • 8th & 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Bordogni/Rochut Etude No. 5; Bordogni/Rochut Etude No. 13; Saint Saens Cavatine Op. 144
    • Scale requirements: All major scales
  • 10th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Bordogni/Rochut Etude No. 9; Clarke Southern Cross; Barat Andante and Allegro; Guilmant Morceau Symphonique
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales
  • 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: David Concerto; Marcello Sonata No. 5; Bordogni/Rochut Etude No. 44; Bordogni/Rochut Etude No. 55
    • Scale requirements:All major and minor scales

TUBA

 

  • 4th & 5th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, B-flat major Scale
    • Sample repertoire: Essential Elements 2000
    • Scale requirements: B-flat major Scale
  • 6th & 7th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 1 solo piece, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: 6 Studies in English Folksong; Marco Bordogni 43 Bel Canto Studies for Tuba/Bass Trombone
    • Scale requirements: Major scales in the keys of F major, G major, A-flat major, B-flat major, C major, D-flat major, D major, E-flat major
  • 8th & 9th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Hadad Suite for Tuba; Capuzzi Andante and Rondo; Kopprasch 60 Studies; Arban Complete Method for Tuba; Snedecor Low Register Studies
    • Scale requirements: All major scales
  • 10th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Walter S. Hartley Suite for Unaccompanied Tuba; Vaughn Williams Concerto for Bass Tuba (Starting with either F or Eb Tuba)
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales
  • 11th Grade:
    • Audition requirements: 2 contrasting solo pieces, 2 scales
    • Sample repertoire: Penderecki Cappriccio for Solo Tuba
    • Scale requirements: All major and minor scales

HARP

All Grades:

  • Two contrasting selections. These pieces may contrast in dynamic, tempo, style, etc.


PERCUSSION

 

  • 4th & 5th Grade:
    • Snare
      • 1 solo piece
      • Demonstration of buzz-roll (pp to ff)
  • 6th & 7th Grade:
    • Snare
      • 1 solo piece. Sample repertoire includes: Peters, Whaley, PMEA solo
      • Demonstration of buzz-roll (pp to ff)
      • Demonstration of open-roll
    • Mallets
      • 1 two-mallet solo piece. Sample Repertoire includes: Goldenberg, McMillian, Whaley, PMEA solo
      • 2 major scales
  • 8th & 9th Grade:
    • Snare
      • 1 solo piece. Sample repertoire includes: Cirone, Delecluse, Peters, Whaley, PMEA solo
      • Demonstration of buzz-roll (pp to ff)
      • Demonstration of open-roll
    • Mallets
      • 1 two-mallet solo piece. Sample repertoire includes: Sammut, Davila, Smadbeck, Peters, Zeltsman
      • 2 major scales (two octaves) and arpeggios
    • Timpani
      • 1 solo piece. Sample repertoire includes: Beck, Firth, Goodman, PMEA solo
  • 10th & 11th Grade:
    • Snare
      • 1 solo piece. Sample repertoire includes: Cirone, Delecluse, Peters, Whaley, PMEA solo
      • Demonstration of buzz-roll (pp to ff)
      • Demonstration of open-roll
      • Demonstration of select rudiments from the 40 International Drum Rudiments
    • Mallets
      • 1 four-mallet solo piece. Sample repertoire includes: Abe, Sammut, Davila, Smadbeck, Peters, Zeltsman
      • 2 major scales (two octaves) and arpeggios
    • Timpani
      • 1 solo piece. Sample repertoire includes: Carter, Beck, Firth