HYO String Seating Audition Instructions 

Harford Youth Orchestra String Seating/ Audition Instructions:

Please download the appropriate excerpts be sure to follow temp markings.

You must play all excerpts for your instrument. The tempo is marked on each excerpt.

New Wind and Percussion players audition for HYO should prepare a solo and scales up to 4 flats and 4 sharps. Sight reading will be a part of the audition. Returning Wind & Percussion players DO NOT need to audition.

On-Line Audition Form   All members 

Violin Excerpt 

Viola Excerpt 

Cello Excerpt 

Bass Excerpt 

** Students who have not yet been accepted into HYO may be asked to play scales including D, G, C, A, F, Bb, and Eb  major in addition to their prepared excerpts.  If you would like to bring a separate piece to play to showcase your skills, you may do that in addition to the excerpts and scales.  

Spring Program Audio files

Festival Prelude, Brian Balmages (Click to hear)

A Time to Vote, Gwyneth Walker

Star Spangled Banner, Concert version, Luogo Zaninelli

The Plow the Broke the Plains, Virgil Thomson (6 short movements #6 is Devastation)

American in Paris, George Gershwin

Hail to the Spirit of Liberty, Sousa

You can hear everything but a Time to Vote on YouTube 

© Brian Folus2 2015