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SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORS ORCHESTRAS

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR 2020-2021

Springfield Youth Symphony

Andy Johnston, Music Director and Conductor

 Troy Cronkhite, Assistant Conductor

Auditions will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 24, 25, and 26 at Glendale High School in the Orchestra Room (Room 257).  Wednesday, May 26 Auditions might get moved to Thursday, August 27. Stay tuned. Park in the south parking lot of Glendale High School, 2727 S. Ingram Mill Rd., 65804.  Enter the southwest doors. The orchestra room is the second set of double doors on the left after you enter.  Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, only one parent (or teacher or other adult) may enter the building with each student. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.  Please arrive warmed up, as warm up rooms will not be provided this year.  The parent, teacher, or other adult may wait in the hallway outside the room. Chairs will be spaced appropriately for distancing.  Judges and students will remain 12 feet apart during the audition. 

After submitting this form, you will receive two (2) emails. First (instantly), you will receive a response receipt. Second (NOT instantly!), you will receive an audition time between 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Don’t expect the second email with the assigned time until the week before auditions.

Please enter your email address carefully, as you will be notified of audition results via email this year. In the past, we sent actual paper letters in the U. S. Mail.

Performing season:               September-May

Rehearsals: Mondays from 6:30-9:00

                       Glendale High School Band Room

Acceptance: Audition only

Auditions:      May 24-27 at Glendale

There will be openings in the following sections:

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, and Percussion

Violin, Viola, Cello Bass

 

There are no openings this season for harp.

Strings

Major scales through 4 sharps and 4 flats, 3 octaves required for vln, vla, vc; 2 octaves for bass

A solo or etude approximately 2-3 minutes

Sight reading

          Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion

Major scales through five flats and five sharps (all woodwind, brass, and mallet percussion)

Chromatic scale covering the full range of the instrument (all woodwind, brass, and mallet percussion)

A solo or etude approximately 2-3 minutes

Sight reading

For Everyone

SYS Concert dates for next year are Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM.

Eligibility requirements: Student must be enrolled in his or her own school orchestra or band (respectively by instrument) if offered.

Student must take private lessons from a qualified teacher.

Student must be in grade 9-12 and 14 years of age.

Any student not attending a Springfield Public School or not living inside the Springfield city limits will pay tuition of $150.00 due at the first rehearsal.

In the years that a trip is planned, all members are required to participate.  Failure to agree to participate in a trip will result in dismissal from the group.

 

Springfield Junior Youth Symphony

Elizabeth Johnston, Director

Rehearsals:    Mondays from 4:30-6:00

                              Pershing Middle School Band Room

Acceptance:   Audition only

Auditions:      September at Glendale

Audition requirements:         Required 2 octave scales, preferably 3 octaves, up to 3 sharps or flats

          A short solo or etude

          Sight reading

Eligibility requirements:        Student must be enrolled in his or her own school orchestra if offered.

          Student must take private lessons from a qualified teacher.

          Student must be in grade 8-10 and 13 years of age.

          Students in 7th grade and age 12 may audition for SYS if they have spent at least 2 years in SYS first. 

          No student under grade 7 will be allowed to audition for SYS.

          Any member not living inside the Springfield Public Schools District must pay tuition of $75.00 due at the first rehearsal. 

          In the years that a trip is planned, all members are required to participate. 

          Failure to agree to participate in a trip will result in dismissal from the group.

The link to sign up for auditions will be posted at a later date.

 

 

Springfield Youth String Orchestra

Director TBA

Performing season:             October-March

Rehearsals:                       Mondays from 4:30-6:00  

Glendale High School Orchestra Room

Acceptance:                       Audition only

Auditions:                         September at Glendale

Audition requirements:         Preferably 2 octave scales up to 3 sharps or flats

                                      A short solo or etude

                                      Sight reading

Eligibility requirements:        Student must be enrolled in his or her own school orchestra if offered.

          Student must take private lessons from a qualified teacher.

          Student must be in grade 5 – 8 and 10 years of age.

          Any qualified student under grade 5 or age 10 may be accepted at the SYSO Director’s discretion, but must remain in SYSO until grade 7.

          Any member not living inside the Springfield Public Schools District must pay tuition of $50.00 due at the first rehearsal. 

In the years that a trip is planned, all members are required to participate. 

Failure to agree to participate in a trip will result in dismissal from the group.

The link to sign up for auditions will be posted at a later date.

 

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