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Auditions

Each year, the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra invites applicants for places in each ensemble. This is via an audition process held around October of the previous year. Places are then offered for the following year. SCYO has ensembles to suit musicians at most musical standards.

SCYO will also consider musicians joining throughout the year. All considerations are at the discretion of the music director and conductors of the ensembles. Please contact the Director of Music, Maria Salmon, at maria@scyo.org.au if you need more information.
 
SCYO is a non-profit organisation that provides orchestral music opportunities for young musicians up to 23 years of age. It is the Sunshine Coast community’s premier orchestra for youth, drawing talented musicians from across the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland to play music at a high standard. 
 
Audition Process for 2018
Firstly, book an audition time slot or slots that suit at http://scyo.fullslate.com/. Pre-prepare your audition pieces as per the information below. At the audition, musicians generally need to present a prepared sight reading piece and/or a short piece of their own choosing. Note that Amati only need to prepare a piece of their own choice - no sight reading piece will be required.

Auditions for 2018 will be held over the weekend of October 14th and 15th at Chancellor State High School (please note the change of venue from previous auditions).

If you can't make the audition weekend: The process will be, that on approval from Maria, and prior to the weekend, please send in a short video with a piece of his/her choice and the excerpts. Still please book a time on the audition weekend towards the end of the day. The Audition panel will then look at the video at the time allocated. Please contact Maria directly if you are unavailable on this weekend at maria@scyo.org.au .



Ensembles in 2018

The SCYO offers the following ensembles in 2018
 
Please see the current ensemble list here. There is always the potential for extra ensembles to be created to respond to musicians needs, depending on availability of conductors.

Involvement

Acceptance of a place in any SCYO group is a serious commitment for the entire year! 
Before accepting a place you must consider carefully your ability to attend all Wednesday night rehearsals, weekend concerts, tutorials, workshops and other activities. An orchestra cannot group together to perform at a high standard unless all its members reliably participate.

Parental Involvement 
If you regularly have time spare on a Wednesday night, help in everyday SCYO activities is greatly appreciated as SCYO operates with parent volunteers. Many jobs are done by parents on a Wednesday night including planning concerts and other SCYO events. Parent information meetings also occur on a Wednesday night, usually once per term. 

Parents are responsible for ensuring musicians attend all SCYO events and for collecting musicians promptly from events.
 

2018 Sight Reading Music Information

(for Sinfonia, Chamber Strings, Strings in Youth Symphony, Brass/Winds and Percussion in Wind and Youth Symphony).

Please identify your audition music by reading below and downloading the appropriate instrument link for the relevant ensemble at the bottom of this page. You will find a choice of excerpt for each instrument. It is strongly advised and encouraged that you take your excerpts to your instrumental teacher for assistance. Note that the maximum time to audition on one instrument is about 4 minutes in total, so there is no need to prepare anything longer than that.

Amati:
NO prepared sight reading required for the audition. Instead, prepare a piece of your own choice.

Sinfonia
Music is from Furiant by Elliot A. Del Borgo - Please prepare as much of the excerpt as you are able plus a piece of your own choice that demonstrates your current technical level.

Concert Band
Please find the audition music below from various sources. Also prepare  a piece of your own choice that demonstrates your current technical level (possibly something from your tutor book or exam materials).

Chamber Strings and Youth Symphony - Strings:
Music - the first excerpt is from Lyric Metal byBrian Balmages. 2nd excerpt is from Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony 1st movement. 
Please prepare both excerpts if you are able plus a piece of your own choice that demonstrates your current technical level.

Wind Symphony (WS) and Youth Symphony (YS)  - Brass, Winds and Percussion:
Please find the audition music below from various sources. Also prepare  a piece of your own choice that demonstrates your current technical level.

Stage Band and Chamber Strings:
Stage Band and Chamber Strings is by invitation. Contact Maria Salmon - maria@scyo.org.au if you are not auditioning for another SCYO ensemble and wish to be considered for these two groups.


If you have any questions regarding the music please don’t hesitate to email
maria@scyo.org.au

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