What do I practice for my audition?

Please refer to your full instrument requirements here. An overview is below:

  • Scales
    • Prepare the required scales listed in your selected requirements – please follow the given tempos.
    • Music for scales is provided for Philharmonia and Sinfonia/Concertino levels.
    • Minor scales can be performed in any form (natural, harmonic, or melodic)
  • Solo
    • Prepare one piece of music that demonstrates your best abilities. Selections can include solos, studies, school music, or other pieces.
    • Your solo selection should not be more than 3 minutes in length. If your solo is longer than 3 minutes, please make appropriate cuts within the music.
  • Excerpts
    • Excerpts are short sections of music taken from larger pieces.
    • Prepare all the excerpts included on your requirements page and follow all markings.

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GTCYS auditions are opportunities for students to play their instruments so we can get to know them and match them with one of our ten school-year orchestras for the 2023-24 season. To audition for GTCYS, students register online, record a video, and submit an audition online.