INSTRUCTIONS and excerpts
2023-2024 Ensemble Auditions
published April 2023
Each instrument has specific requirements for the audition. Depending on the orchestra for which you are auditioning, your audition may include orchestral excerpts, scales, and a solo. Only Symphony and Concert Orchestra auditions will require you to perform a solo. The orchestral excerpts are one of the most important parts of the CKYO audition as they are taken from repertoire for each ensemble that is typical of the level of repertoire that the Orchestra will perform for the season.
The instructions are listed below by instrument, then orchestra. Find your instrument and then prepare an audition for the orchestra that best matches your playing level at this time in your musical development.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (performs ensemble work and also all percussion parts for the symphonic orchestras at concerts) If you are interested in participating in the percussion ensemble, please complete this form and we will be in touch about in-person auditions. Information about requirements for the audition are available HERE. Returning percussionists will not need to complete a spring ensemble audition to participate next season.
JAZZ ENSEMBLES - CKYO's jazz season runs January thru May of each year as to not conflict with marching band. If you are interested in being notified when Jazz Audition Info is live in October 2023, please complete this form.