Audition


To join the MRYO, musicians must pass an audition. Auditions will be held on August 27, 2022.

Please fill out the registration form below and pay the fees in order to register yourself for an audition. Audition fees are $30 per musician and are non-refundable. The orchestra coordinator will contact you once we receive your registration. For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at ojmr.mryo@gmail.com.

Audition Requirements


String Ensemble:

  • 1 or 2-octave scale of musician’s choice
  • one short piece of musician’s choice
  • sight-reading. The musician must be able to read music

Dolce Musica:

  • 2 or 3-octave scale of musician’s choice
  • one piece of musician’s choice (maximum 5-minutes), minimum level: Suzuki Volume 4.
  • sight-reading

Symphony Orchestra:

  • 2 or 3-octave scale of musician’s choice (2 octaves for winds)
  • one piece of musician’s choice (maximum 5-minutes)
  • sight-reading
  • two orchestral excerpts, provided by the orchestra upon receipt of your registration

Wind Ensemble:

  • 1 or 2-octave scale of musician’s choice, both slurred and tongued
  • one piece of musician’s choice (maximum 5-minutes)
  • sight-reading

Here are some of the elements that will be evaluated during your audition.

Scale:

  • your scale needs to be clean, precise, have secure intonation, and a good tone.
  • the notes should be even and fluid
  • be prepared to play your scale at different speeds and with different articulations

Piece:

  • accurate notes, rhythm, and tempo
  • good pulse
  • secure intonation
  • an appropriate style of performance for the music being played
  • good tone quality
  • wide range of dynamics
  • clear, understandable phrasing

Orchestral excerpts (Symphony Orchestra only):

  • pulse
  • intonation
  • articulations
  • dynamics
  • tempo