Auditions

The Music Enrichment Program offers four levels of orchestras.  Before registering in the orchestra program, you must first successfully complete an audition so you can be placed in the appropriate orchestra level.

May 30th Recital from simon glassman on Vimeo.

Auditions are required for the following:

• New players (ALL LEVELS)
• Current players who wish to try out for a different level
• Current Singing Strings players who wish to continue in Singing Strings

Additional auditions for Singing Strings, Orchestra Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 will be held in September.

All auditions are held at the MEP office, by appointment only.
Email registrar@musicenrichment.ca or call our office at 780-705-2040 to schedule an audition time.

AUDITION SCHEDULE

 

 

The requirements are as follows:

Level 1

• Ability to recognize open strings and use all 4 fingers
• Knowledge of basic rhythms
• Ability to play a one octave scale
• Must play a piece of own choosing
• Ability to sight read at appropriate level

Level 2

• Ability to play a 2 octave scale in first position
• Recognition of key signatures for C,G,D,A
• Ability to use different parts of the bow, including slurs (minimum 2 per bow)
• Must play a piece of own choosing
• Ability to sight read at appropriate level

Level 3

• Ability to play at RCM level 3
• Ability to play a 2 octave major and minor scale of own choosing
• Ability to use different parts of the bow: slur of up to 4 per bow, staccato, spiccato
• Must play a piece of own choosing
• Ability to sight read at appropriate level

Singing Strings

• Must play one piece with contrasting sections, or two pieces (one fast and one slow), of own choosing
• Ability to sight read at appropriate level (sight reading will be provided)