Auditions for 2020 will be held in Week 1 & 2, Term 2 between Friday 1st – Wednesday 6th May. Caringbah North PS and Sylvania Heights PS will be hosting all auditions for 2020. Students will be allocated a time and day following the close of applications on Thursday 9th April. If no information has been received by Monday 27th April regarding audition allocation please contact us. Please note that auditions may be scheduled before, during or after school hours.
Throughout the audition process this year we will not only be selecting members of the full 100+ piece ensemble, but also a smaller ensemble for certain events (drawn from the main ensemble) and a number of possible featured soloists.
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 J
** 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 Monday 4th May at CNPS from 4.30pm.
For more information, contact us here.