Auditions for 2022 will be held Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May at Caringbah North Public School. Students will be allocated a time and day following the close of applications on Sunday 8th May. If no information has been received by Tuesday 10th May regarding audition allocation, please contact us. If there are any special requests regarding audition allocation, we will do our best to accommodate.
On the day of the audition, students will be required to:
• Perform one short unaccompanied piece (or an excerpt from a longer piece) between 1-2 minutes long, with a focus on the players’ musicality and technique. Special attention should be paid to phrasing, articulation and dynamic contrast.
• Play one major, minor, or chromatic scale. The scale should demonstrate as much of the students’ playing range as possible and be played “all tongued” or “all slurred”.
• Play a short passage of sight reading. The piece will be different for all instruments and will reflect the level of music to be played in this year’s ensemble.
All students will need to bring is their instrument, music, and a smile!
** SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR PERCUSSIONISTS **
The percussion audition process is slightly different in that it will be an open audition, with all applicants attending at the same time. They will need to demonstrate 4 styles (Rock, Swing, Latin & March) as well as auxiliary and mallet ability if studied. Creativity is greatly encouraged within the various beat patterns.
These auditions will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 15th May.
For more information, contact us here.