ABYO Auditions

2013-14 Auditions for the Asheville Buncombe Youth Orchestra

At the auditions, all students must pay an audition fee equal to the year’s tuition.  If accepted, that fee will become the student’s full tuition payment for the year.  Any student not accepted will have his or her audition fee returned.

Funding for the Youth Orchestra is provided in part by the Buncombe County and Asheville City School Systems. All students accepted in the program are required to pay tuition for the school year. Tuition for participation in the Youth Orchestra is $150 a year for non-public schooled students including students who attend home schools, private schools or are in public school systems out of Buncombe County. Tuition for Buncombe County and Asheville City public schooled students is $100 for the year. Checks should be payable to the Asheville-Buncombe Youth Orchestra.

Strings

Auditions on Tues. August 27, 5:30-8:00PM at Trinity Episcopal Church. 
First strings rehearsal:  Tues. September 3, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Students are asked to be prepared to play the following for the auditions:

• A prepared solo or excerpt from a solo of the student’s choice.  Judges will limit each student’s solo to 3 minutes.

• Prepared orchestral excerpt from Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso in D minor (PDFs of music at bottom of this page).

• A short sight-reading selection appropriate to expected playing level.

Please report to the Parish Hall to sign up (first come, first served) for your audition. Enter the Parish Hall from the rear parking lot only (enter parking lot from Church St.). Do not enter from the front of the church. Signs will be posted.

 

Winds, Brass, and Percussion 

Tuesday, October 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the TC Roberson Band Room on Long Shoals Road. First full orchestra rehearsal: Tuesday November 5, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Students are asked to be prepared to play the following for the auditions:

A prepared solo or excerpt from a solo of the student’s choice.  Judges will limit each student’s solo to 3 minutes.

A selected band or orchestral excerpt for your instrument.

A short sight-reading selection appropriate to expected playing level.

Please report to the high school to sign up (first come, first served) for your audition.

Percussionists bring your own mallets and sticks.

Please share this information about auditions with other students who might be interested. Orchestra rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30PM, in the Asheville High School Band Room. Questions, please call Mr. Clearfield at (828) 683-4425.

Audition Orchestral Excerpts:

Violin: Vivaldi Concerto Grosso VN

Viola: Concerto Grosso VLA

Cello: Vivaldi Concerto Grosso VC

Bass: Concerto Grosso CB