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Junior Orchestra Information

Illinois Music Education Association District 2 and District 8
Junior Festival Concert
DeKalb High School, DeKalb, Illinois
November 19, 2016

Junior Orchestra Information – Open to students in Grades 6, 7, 8 and 9

IMEA Orchestra District II/VIII Requirements 2016

This needs to be done online at Click on RNS – Select District 8 – Select your School. This is for both District 2 & District 8 Orchestral participants this year.  For 9th graders auditioning for Junior Orchestra, their high school must be listed in the eligible Junior Orchestra schools list. If your school does not appear on the list, you will need to email Jeremiah Kramper at and request that he add your school name. This is necessary for District 2 schools, because your String Nomination Form can only be found in the District 8 forms.


Junior Orchestra: Open to students in Grades 6, 7, 8 and 9

Guest Conductor: Jerry Zitko, Madison Junior High, Naperville



1. Brandenburg No. 3, Mvmt 1 by JS Bach/Isaac (Alfred Music Co.)
2. Amadare by Keiko Yomada (Carl Fischer LLC)
3. A Knight’s Quest by Soon Hee Newbold (FJH Music Co)


Audition Requirements

**All violins will audition on the same excerpts**

(Contact Sheila Felder or Rosemary Ardner for copies of the excerpts)

Viola, Cello and Bass must prepare the entire piece.


Viola/Cello: C, D, F, G Major -- 2 Octaves, and Bb Major -- 1 Octave

Double Bass: F Major -- 2 Octaves, and G, Bb, C, D Major -- 1 Octave

(No scale tempo requirement)


Junior Harps: Etude #3, Andante -- from Universal Method for the Harp by Boscha-

Oberthuer (Carl Fischer)



Senior Orchestra Information: Open to students in 9, 10, 11 and 12 grades

Guest Conductor: Randal Swiggum, Elgin Youth Symphony


1. Symphony No. 4, Finale by Tchaikowsky


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