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Senior Eastern Regional Orchestra

The next Senior Eastern Regional Orchestra auditions will be in January 2018, specific date and location TBA. You will be required to play scales, sight-reading, and an excerpt from your instrument's required piece. Your teacher can help you get the music. See www.ncorchestra.org for more details.

2017-2018 High School SERO auditions requirements:

Violin:

Scales: C, G, D, A, B-flat major 3 octaves, F major 2 octaves, any melodic minor, 3 octaves. Slur scales 4 notes to a bow and arpeggios 3 notes to a bow.

Piece: Concerto No. 23 in G Major, 1st movement, solo entrance to 1st tutti by Viotti

Viola:

Scales: C, G, D, F major 3 octaves, A, B-flat major 2 octaves, any melodic minor 3 octaves. Slur scales 4 notes to a bow and arpeggios 3 notes to a bow.

Piece: Viola Concerto, 1st and 2nd movements, by Telemann (the edition used must include the treble clef orchestral tutti passage at the end of the 2nd movement).

Cello:

Scales: C, G, D, F major 3 octaves, A, B-flat major 2 octaves, any melodic minor 3 octaves. Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.

Piece: Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1, Courante, by J.S. Bach

Bass:

Scales: C, D, B-flat major 1 octave, F, G, A major 2 octaves, any melodic minor 2 octaves. Slur scales 2 notes per bow and arpeggios separate bows.

Piece: Etude No. 17, from 30 Etudes for the String Bass Player, by Simandl