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Interviews and Auditions

 

Interviews and Auditions will take place at Central Peel Secondary School on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  Students will be notified in advance if an interview/audition is required.

 

Beginning Strings:

Interview

Prior musical experience

Interests

Listening Test

 

Experienced Strings:

*Pieces for audition solos are at the discretion of the student, or student’s school or private music teacher. Orchestra or ensemble music is not appropriate for this audition.

 

Prepared Solo

A well-prepared solo that best demonstrates the student’s level of proficiency

The solo should last 2 to 3 minutes

 

The following resources are suggested:

 

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) graded repertoire books 1 and higher

Suzuki Method books 1 and higher

 

Technical Skills

A one-octave scale, ascending and descending, with your choice of bowing

An arpeggio in the same key, ascending and descending, with your choice of bowing

Short sight-reading excerpt

 

Advanced Strings:

*Pieces for audition solos are at the discretion of the student, or student’s school or private music teacher. Orchestra or ensemble music is not appropriate for this audition.

 

Prepared Solos

A well-prepared solo at a slow tempo that best demonstrates the student’s level of

   proficiency.

A well-prepared solo at a fast tempo that best demonstrates the student’s level of

    proficiency. The following resources are suggested:

            

 Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)Suzuki Method books

 

Technical Skills

 

A two or three octave scale, ascending and descending, with your choice of bowing

A two or three octave arpeggio in the same key, ascending and descending, with your 

   choice of bowing

Short sight-reading excerpt

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