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Youth Symphony Orchestra of Kaiserslautern County

OPEN AUDITIONS For a NEW Youth Orchestra!

Youth Symphony Orchestra of Kaiserslautern County
Dr. Matthew J. Reese, Conductor/Musical Director
in cooperation with the Kreismusikschule Kaiserslautern Kristina Schier, Director

Audition Date & Location
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Sickingen-Gymnasium Landstuhl
Philipp-Fauth-Str. 3
66849 Landstuhl

Young musicians of all backgrounds and nationalities are welcome!
Rehearsals will be bilingual, in both English and German.

We have places for all orchestral instruments: Strings, Winds, Brass and Percussion.
Our new orchestra will rehearse weekly on Monday Afternoons/Evenings throughout the school year at the Sickingen-Gymnasium Landstuhl. We plan to perform periodic concerts in the Kaiserslautern region.

Auditions will be low-pressure assessments; the process is intended to measure general skill levels, so we can structure the orchestra appropriately and choose suitable music.

Audition requirements

Audition requirements for strings, woodwinds and brass

  • A solo or piece of your choosing that demonstrates your finest playing, such as a piece you are working on in lessons or a piece you performed with your school
  • Major/minor scales
  • Sight-reading

Audition requirements for PERCUSSION AND TIMPANI

  • A solo or piece of your choosing that demonstrates your finest playing, such as a piece you are working on in lessons or a piece you performed with your school
  • You may choose to audition on snare drum, timpani and/or marimba/xylophone:
    - Snare Drum/Timpani/Marimba/Xylophone
            Solo or piece of your choosing
            Sight-reading
    - Timpani: You must demonstrate your ability to accurately tune the drums
    - Marimba/Xylophone: Major /minor scales
    - Please let us know what instruments you have available and/or will be bringing with you;
      some instruments will be available at the audition.

For further information, please email Kristina.Schier(at)Kaiserslautern-Kreis(dot)de.