Audition for the EYO

Etowah Youth Orchestras 2017 Audition Information

 

Auditions for the 2017-2018 season of the Etowah Youth Orchestras will be held at the Music Center at Temple Beth Israel in downtown Gadsden (761 Chestnut Street, corner of 8th and Chestnut Streets) on Saturday, May 20, and on Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25.  The EYO will be auditioning for open seats in the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Etowah Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the Etowah String Philharmonic.

 

ENSEMBLE INFORMATION

 

All ensembles rehearse at The Music Center at Temple Beth Israel, 761 Chestnut Street, Gadsden.  Annual membership dues for all ensembles are $250.  Financial aid is available.  Students participating in multiple ensembles pay the annual membership dues only once.  Annual membership dues are discounted for families with multiple students.

 

Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra

Michael R. Gagliardo, conductor

Rehearsal time – Mondays, 6:30-9 PM

2017-2018 repertoire includes music by Mozart, Stravinsky, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Mike Gagliardo

 

Etowah Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Michael R. Gagliardo, conductor

Rehearsal time – Sundays, 2-4 PM

2017-2018 repertoire includes music by Sousa, David Holsinger, John Barnes Chance, and F.W. Meacham

 

Etowah String Philharmonic

Roland Lister, conductor

Rehearsal time – Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS   

 

            Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra and Etowah Symphonic Wind Ensemble

  • Scales: all 12 major scales
  • Percussion: Roll, Diddle, and Flam rudiments
  • Sight-reading, provided at the audition
  • Prepared excerpt for your instrument, found on the EYO website HERE (percussionists should prepare two of the three excerpts provided – timpani, snare, and mallets)

 

            Etowah String Philharmonic

  • Scales: 2 major scales of your choosing
  • Sight-reading, provided at the audition
  • Prepared excerpt for your instrument, found on the EYO website HERE

 

AUDITION PROCEDURES

 

  1. Please complete the audition registration form online HERE. If you would like a printed copy of the audition registration form, please contact the EYO offices at mikegagliardo@culturalarts.org.
  2. If you have any questions about which ensemble to audition for, please contact the EYO offices at mikegagliardo@culturalarts.org. Please note, based on the audition, that a student will not be placed in a more advanced ensemble than he or she originally auditions for, but may be placed in a less advanced ensemble.
  3. Audition excerpts for all ensembles can be found HERE.
  4. Auditions will be held Saturday, May 20, and Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25, at The Music Center at Temple Beth Israel (761 Chestnut Street, Gadsden). Audition times will be assigned based on the requested times indicated on the audition registration form, and will be emailed to the provided email address.
  5. If you are unable to attend the auditions on these dates, please contact the EYO offices at mikegagliardo@culturalarts.org.

 

AUDITION RESULTS

 

Audition results will be posted on the EYO website by Friday, June 2.  In addition, students will notification of audition results via email at the email address provided on the audition registration online form by Friday, June 2.  This email will include information regarding ensemble assignments, forms and dues for the 2017-2018 season, calendar information, and seating auditions.

 

These auditions will serve to assign each student to a specific ensemble.  No seating assignments will be determined based on these auditions.  Seating auditions will occur in August, and information regarding seating auditions will be sent to students by July 1.

 

WHO NEEDS TO AUDITION IN MAY

 

All students who are NEW to the EYO

Any current member of the EYO who wishes to audition for a different ensemble

 

AUDITION ELIGIBILITY

 

Auditions are open to all students with at least two years of experience performing on a string, wind, brass, or percussion instrument.