This page contains specific information on auditioning for SCYO 2022.

For more general information, including membership fees, policies and conduct, please visit “Join an Ensemble” page.

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Who is the audition for?

All new musicians interested in joining SCYO 2022 will need to audition.

All current musicians are also required to audition, even if they intend to stay in the same ensemble. This will allow conductors to have a good understanding of every musician’s individual level and inform repertoire choice in the coming year.

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Dates & Times

Application deadline: 11:59pm, Friday 29 October 2021

Video application submission deadline: 11:59pm, Sunday 31 October 2021

In-person audition dates:

  • Saturday, 6 November 2021:
    • Amati
    • Sinfonia
    • Concert Band
    • Wind Symphony
    • Youth Symphony – Wind, Brass & Percussion only
  • Sunday, 7 November 2021:
    • Youth Symphony – Strings only

Each audition goes for a maximum of 5 minutes. Musicians will be prompted to select a time slot during the registration process.

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Venue

Chancellor State College

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Audition Fee

$25 per musician – non-refundable once application is submitted

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Strings Audition Requirements

Amati
Musicians at Preliminary Grade and above are welcome to apply.

  1. Perform a solo piece (own choice) under 2 minutes.

Sinfonia
Musicians at AMEB Grade 2 and above are welcome to apply.

  1. Perform a solo/solo selection (own choice) under 2 minutes;
  2. Prepare the following excerpts:

Youth Symphony
Musicians at AMEB Grade 4 and above are welcome to apply.

  1. Perform a solo/solo selection (own choice) under 2 minutes;
  2. Prepare the following excerpts:

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Wind, Brass & Percussion Audition Requirements

Concert Band
Musicians at AMEB Grade 2 and above are welcome to apply.

Audition requirements for each instrument are as below:

Wind & Youth Symphony
Musicians at AMEB Grade 3 and above are welcome to apply.

  1. Perform a solo/solo selection (own choice) up to 1 minute in duration;
  2. Perform a scale (own choice) – 2 octaves preferred;
  3. Prepare the following excerpts:

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What will happen on the day?
  1. Please bring your instruments, sheet music, and printed excerpts as requested. Music stands are provided.
  2. Arrive 15 minutes before your selected time slot.
  3. You will be directed to a warm-up room where you can unpack and warm-up.
  4. A staff will call you for your audition and bring you to the audition room.
  5. Complete your audition (will only take up to 5 minutes).
  6. Pack up and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Video audition

If you are unable to attend the audition weekend in person, you can complete a video audition by:

  1. Apply to audition as normal.
  2. Prepare the same audition requirements as above.
  3. Record your audition.
  4. Use wetransfer to send your video recording to audition@scyo.org.au before 11:59pm, Sunday 31 October 2021.

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When will I get my results?

Results of the audition will be sent via email within 3 weeks after the audition.

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