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Auditions


2024-2025

Students should select an ensemble for which to audition. Please understand that auditioning for a certain ensemble does not guarantee placement in it. Students should understand that their placement at the middle school level does not determine or guarantee which ensemble he/she will be placed in.

Sinfonia (Varsity string ensemble) Students will need to:
●     Perform a 3-octave scale in B Major and D-flat Major 
●     Perform a Class 1 solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved etude


Sinfonietta (Non-Varsity string ensemble) Students will need to:

●     Perform a 3-octave scale in E Major and A-flat Major

●     Perform a Class 1 solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved etude

Lyrica (Sub Non-Varsity A string ensemble) Students will need to:
●     Perform a 3-octave scale in A Major and E-flat Major 
●     Perform a Class 1 or Class 2 solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved etude

Concert (Sub Non-Varsity B string ensemble) Students will need to:

●     Perform a 3-octave scale in D Major and B-flat Major (2-octave for basses)

●     Perform a Class 1 or Class 2 solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved etude

Philharmonia (Sub Non-Varsity C string ensemble) Students will need to:
●     Perform a 3-octave scale in G Major and F Major (2-octave for basses)
●     Perform a Class 1 or Class 2 solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved etude


Camerata (Sub Non-Varsity D string ensemble) Students will need to:
●    Perform 2-octave scale D major and F Major
●    Perform a Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3 solo of your choosing -OR- Director-approved etude

All solos should come from the UIL Prescribed Music List. Click here to see if your solo is on the list.

NOTE: For JHS Orchestra Audition purposes only, 

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Auditions for all students will be conducted via an online submission. Students will submit one continuous video: do not separate scales and solo/etude. 
 

All Auditions (current 8th graders and current high school students) – Due by 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2024

 

Audition videos may be uploaded to Google Forms using button below (Portal will go live the week of auditions)

Jordan Orchestra Levels

Camerata

*May compete at UIL Evaluation
*Afterschool sectionals/rehearsals may be necessary (seasonal)
*UIL Solo/Ensemble participation encouraged
*Performs at all concerts
*Private Lessons encouraged

Philharmonia

*Competes at UIL Evaluation
*Afterschool sectionals/rehearsals may be necessary (seasonal)
*UIL Solo/Ensemble participation encouraged
*Performs at all concerts
*Private Lessons strongly encouraged

Concert

*Competes at UIL Evaluation
*Afterschool sectionals/rehearsals may be necessary (seasonal)

*UIL Solo/Ensemble participation encouraged
*Performs at all concerts
*All-Region, Area, All-State auditions encouraged
*Private Lessons strongly encouraged

Lyrica

*Competes at UIL Evaluation
*Afterschool sectionals/rehearsals may be necessary (seasonal)

*UIL Solo/Ensemble participation expected
*Performs at all concerts
*All-Region, Area, All-State auditions encouraged
*Private Lessons 
expected

Sinfonietta

*Competes at UIL Evaluation
*Afterschool sectionals and rehearsals
required
*Symphony Orchestra (full orchestra) participation required in Spring Semester
*UIL Solo/Ensemble participation
expected
*Performs at all concerts
*All-Region 
expected

*Area, All-State auditions encouraged
*Private Lessons expected

Sinfonia

*Competes at UIL Evaluation
*Afterschool sectionals and rehearsals
required
*Symphony Orchestra (full orchestra) participation required in Spring Semester
*UIL Solo/Ensemble participation
expected
*Performs at all concerts
*All-Region, Area, All-State auditions
expected
*State Honor Orchestra Competitive
*Private Lessons
expected

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