2021 Audition Information

Auditions for 2021 will be held in Week 2, Term 2 between Monday 26th – Friday 30th April. Caringbah North
PS will be hosting all auditions for 2021. Students will be allocated a time and day following the close of
applications on Thursday 22nd April. If no information has been received by Saturday 24th April regarding
audition allocation, please contact us. Please note that auditions may be scheduled before, during or after
school hours.

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 ☺

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 Monday 26th April at CNPS from 4.30pm.

For more information, contact us here.