Junior Orchestra Information
Illinois Music Education Association District 2 and District 8
Junior Festival Concert
Augustan College, Rock Island, Illinois
November 11, 2017
Junior Orchestra Information – Open to students in Grades 6, 7, 8 and 9
IMEA Orchestra District II/VIII Requirements 2017
- Online Deadline for Nominations is September 8, 2017
This needs to be done online at www.ilmea.org Click on RNS – Select District 2 – 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 Pete Carlin at email@example.com and request that he add your school name. This is necessary for District 8 schools, because your String Nomination Form can only be found in the District 2 forms.
- Please look for Audition Information at ILMEA.org, under District 8
- Auditions are Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Geneseo High School, Geneseo, IL
Junior Orchestra: Open to students in Grades 6, 7, 8 and 9
Guest Conductor: Dung Pham - Palatine H.S.
**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.
- Scales: Violins: G, Bb, C, D Major -- 2 Octaves, and F Major -- 1 Octave
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)