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Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra Auditions

Auditions & Placement | String auditions | Harp auditions
Wind auditions | OJYO auditions | OYO auditions

No substitutions of audition requirements are permitted.

Scales for String Players (except bass) to be played in 16th notes, 8 per bow, M.M. =60.

Violin
• scales: G major, 3 octaves & E minor melodic, 2 octaves
• arpeggios: G major, 3 octaves & E minor melodic, 2 octaves
• study: Kayser op. 20, bk II or Mazas op. 36, bk I: one of nos. 1-4
• a piece of your own choice
• sight-reading

Viola
• scales: Eb major, 2 octaves & G minor melodic, 2 octaves
• arpeggios: Eb major, 2 octaves & G minor melodic, 2 octaves
• study: Wohlfahrt op. 45 bk II: any one
• a piece of your own choice
• sight-reading

Cello
• scales: C major, 3 octaves & E minor melodic, 2 octaves
• arpeggios: C major, 3 octaves & E minor melodic, 2 octaves
• study: Piatti bk II: any one or Dotzauer: one of nos. 20-33
• a piece of your own choice
• sight-reading

Bass
• scales: D major, 1 octave & C minor melodic, 1 octave
• arpeggios: D major, 1 octave & C minor melodic, 1 octave
• study: any one using positions required in the above scales
• a piece of your own choice
• sight-reading

Woodwinds and Brass
• major and minor scales, harmonic and melodic up to 4 flats and sharps
• two contrasting pieces or studies selected by student
• sight-reading

Percussion
• scales: all major scales on xylophone
• play a study or solo on each of the following instruments: snare drum, xylophone, 2 timpani
• demonstrate loud and soft rolls on snare drum and timpani
• sight-reading

Harp
• cadenza from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker
• piece of your own choice