Vocal Jazz Singers

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

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 district2@ilmea.org 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.




Star Spangled Banner -- John Stafford Smith/Sandra Dackow, Tempo Press
Concerto Grosso in d minor, Mvt. 1 -- Vivaldi/Isaac, Alfred
Themes from the New World Symphony -- Dvorak/Gruselle, FJH Music
Clinch Mountain Backstep -- Ralph Stanley/Arr. Moore, Hal Leonard


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.


  • 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)




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