The youth symphony orchestra (YSO)is the most advanced orchestra and performs standard orchestral literature.

Conductor: Taryn Wood

Rehearsal Schedule: Mondays 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m


audition materials for yso 

  • Violin

    • Scales: String Scales should be bowed in this way:
      2 slurred, 2 martele ascending and 4 slurred descending

    • B Major, Eb Major, c melodic minor

    • Excerpt

  • Viola

    • Viola scales should be bowed in the same way as violin.See above

    • Scales: E Major, Ab Major, f minor

  • Cello

    • Cello scales should be bowed in the same way as violin.See above

    • Scales: E Major, Ab Major, f minor

  • Bass

    • Bass scales should be bowed in the same way as violin.See above

    • Scales: Ab Major, C Major, f minor

    • Excerpt

  • Flute

    • Woodwind/Brass Scales should be articulated in this way:
      Major scales should be legato tongued in both directions
      Chromatic scale should be all in one slur/one breath ascending and staccato tongued descending, except for Trombone/Bass Trombone who should legato tongue ascending and staccato tongue descending

    • 3 octave C Major, 2 octave Gb Major, Chromatic scale (3 octaves from C to C)

    • Excerpt

  • Oboe

    • Oboe scales should be articulated in the same way as flute. See above

    • Scales: 2 octave Bb Major, 2 octave E Major, Chromatic scale (2 octaves plus P5 from C to G)

    • Excerpt

  • Clarinet

    • Clarinet scales should be articulated in the same way as flute. See below

    • Scales: 3 octave E Major, 2 octave Ab Major, Chromatic scale (3 octaves plus m3 from E to G)

    • Excerpt

  • Bassoon

    • Bassoon scales should be articulated in the same way as flute. See below

    • 2 octave D Major, 2 octave Ab Major scale, Chromatic scale (3 octaves from Bb to Bb)

    • Excerpt

  • French Horn

    • French Horn scales should be articulated in the same way as flute. See below

    • 2 octave A Major, 2 octave F Major, Chromatic scale (1 octave plus M7 - from B to Bb)

    • Excerpt

  • Piccolo

    • Piccolo scales should be articulated in the same way as flute. See below

    • Excerpt

  • Trumpet

    • Trumpet scales should be articulated in the same way as flute. See flute requirements

    • 2 octave C Major, 2 octave Ab Major, Chromatic scale (2 octaves plus m2 from B to C)

    • Excerpt

  • Bass Trombone

    • Trombone/Bass Trombone who should legato tongue ascending and staccato tongue descending.

    • 2 octave Bb Major, 2 octave E Major, Chromatic scale (2 octaves plus P4 from C to F)

    • Excerpt

  • Tenor Trombone

    • 2 octave A Major, 2 octave Gb Major, Chromatic scale (2 octaves plus P4 from F to Bb)

    • Excerpt

  • Tuba

    • Tuba scales should be articulated in the same way as flute. See flute requirements

    • 2 octave G Major, 2 octave Bb Major, Chromatic scale (2 octaves plus P4 from F to Bb)

    • Excerpt