This fall, CAMA will hold our sixth open auditions for all instrumentalists ages 6-16 for WCYO (Washington Chinese Youth Orchestra), and age 16 and older for SCO (Seattle Chinese Orchestra). The majority of both WCYO and SCO musicians are accepted during this time and will remain with both orchestras throughout the performing year. Auditions for the 2013 and 2014 Season will begin September 28, 2013. The following will be the only date for all instrument auditions:Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013 Time: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
After the date you will need to either call (206) 762-8899 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com for a future audition schedule, or join the orchestra membership.
Occasionally, opportunities to audition and join the WCYO and SCO arise during the course of the academic year. We maintain an active file of musicians interested in participating in our programs. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (206) 762-8899 with any audition inquiries or other questions.
There is no charge for auditions, however, orchestra membership fees will be apply. Please see Orchestra membership form for details.
Auditions take approximately five minutes and students are asked to perform the following:
- Scales - 1 major of your choice; 1-2 octaves.
- Prepared piece - a piece or an excerpt (doesn't need to be memorized) not longer than 3 minutes in length (select a piece that best demonstrates your playing ability).
- Sight reading - material will be provided for sight reading at the audition.
All first chair musicians are required to attend each rehearsal. In the event the first chair misses three scheduled rehearsals in one season, he or she automatically resigns the first chair. The conductor will determine who next will lead the section.