Auditioning for the Canton Youth Symphonies

1) Prepared Pieces/Scales

2)Orchestral Excerpts

3)Sight-Reading
*Orchestral excerpts only apply to Canton Youth Symphony and Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra. Sight-reading applies only to Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra.

Orchestral Excerpts:

Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra (CYSAO)

CYSAO Musician’s exhibit:

  • Accurate intonation and excellent rhythmic strength
  • Exceptional musicality
  • String players must demonstrate proficiency shifting in multiple positions and a comfort playing in the upper register
  • Brass players must have at least a two and a half octave range (three octaves are preferred)
  • Woodwind players must be comfortable with the full range of the instrument
  • Clarinet, French Horn, and Trumpet demonstrate a willingness to transpose
  • Cello, Trombone, and Bassoon must read tenor clef or be willing to learn

Click your instrument below to download the music and find musical reference for your audition. 

Canton Youth Symphony
(CYS)

CYS Musician’s exhibit:

  • Accurate intonation and strong, developing rhythmic capabilities and musicality
  • Willingness to take direction and risks String players must be able to shift out of at least first/half position
  • Woodwind/Brass players must have at least a one and a half octave range
  • Percussionists should demonstrate flexibility and willingness to learn new instruments
 
 
Click your instrument below to download the music and find musical reference for your audition. 
 
 

Percussion

Piano 

  • Pianists should prepare two pieces of their choice in contrasting styles as well as scales. 

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