Junior Level Auditions

Please see your ILMEA District Junior Orchestra page for more information on Junior Chorus Auditions in your District.


Required Strings Audition Materials

Senior level auditions will be blind auditions; click here for a sample script of what to expect.

1. 2019-2020: Mozart Year

Click Here for the state required excerpts for Fall 2019 auditions.

2. Senior-Level Scales

Click Here for the Orchestra Scale Sheets

  • C, G, D, A, E, F, and Bb Major

  • c and g melodic minor

  • Violin-Viola-Cello: Three Octaves

  • String Bass: Two Octaves

  • Quarter Note = 120

  • Detached Bowing

3. Sight-reading
Retired sight-reading examples can be found under Audition Resources.

4. District selected supplemental excerpts. Please contact your district Orchestra Representative for more information.


Required Harp Audition materials

1. 2019-2020 Harp Etude

#25 Allegretto (quarter note = 84).
All etudes are found in Bochsa, Nicholas. 40 (Quarante Etudes Faciles)
Easy Studies Op. 318, Book 2. Salvi Publications

2.2019-2020 Harp Excerpt

Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
4th Mvmt cadenza, and 5th Mvmt – R to the end
Kalmus #A1915/Luck’s 06468

3. Sight-reading
Retired sight-reading examples can be found under Audition Resources.


Required Winds & Percussion Audition materials