JOINING OUR GROUP - AUDITIONS:
Audition Sign Ups for Sinfonietta and Senior Groups are now available.
Auditions for the 2020/21 season are:
Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Monday, August 31 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Click the Sign Up button on the left to choose a date and time slot for your audition.
Students wishing to join an orchestra after the start of the season may request an audition with the respective conductor at any point. Please email: [email protected] for further information and to coordinate.
Preparing for Your Audition:
Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestras (BIYO) holds annual auditions to place students in one of two orchestras, the Sinfonietta and the Senior Orchestra. All students, new and returning, are required to audition each year. Below are the items students should prepare for auditions.
Please prepare the following for the audition:
2. Solo - strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion:
Prepare up to four minutes (2-3 minutes for Sinfonietta) of a solo of your choice. You can choose to play a piece from the Suzuki books, a sonata, a concerto or any other piece of music that best displays your technical ability and the depth of your musical expression. No accompanist is needed and your solo does not need to be memorized.
3. Sight reading - strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion:
A short excerpt will be provided at the audition. Suggested minimum requirements to play in the Sinfonietta: