EAST COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY, SAN DIEGO CA US
Friday Location: New Seasons Church, Fellowship Hall, 7997 Paradise Valley Road, Spring Valley, CA.
Saturday Location: Cuyamaca College, Building "B", Room B-301, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, CA.
Ten minutes of contrasting material from candidate's repertoire (candidate must provide two extra copies of the music
which will be returned at the conclusion of the audition) The audition may also include sight-reading.
Audition For Beginners does not include playing an instrument, and will be conducted in group settings to determine if every applicant has a sense of rhythm, can differenciate between higher and lower pitch, etc. Typically beginners do not experience a pressure of being on a spotlight and treated as a group throughout the whole process. For "I'm looking to enroll in..." choose "Pre-Orchestra Division" when filling out the Audition Application Form.
Each candidate must sign in fifteen minutes before their scheduled time. You may not bring a cell phone, audio or visual equipment and food with you to warm-up and audition rooms.
Where are the auditions held?
Friday auditions: "New Seasons Church", 7997 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego, CA. Saturday auditions: Cuyamaca College (B-301), 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, San Diego, CA. Are there warm-up rooms once I arrive at the audition site? Yes. There is one common warm-up room.
When should I arrive?
Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your audition time. Plan for any possible traffic.
Should I memorize the music?
If you would like to memorize your solos, you are more than welcome to do so, however, memorization is not required.
How long is the audition?
An average audition is 5-8 minutes, though younger players may audition for a shorter time at the discretion of the audition panel. During your audition, you may be stopped by the panel and asked to go to another solo or excerpt. This is common and does not reflect upon your performance.
What should I wear?
Wear nice clothes which are comfortable to perform in. This is the first impression you will make on those who will evaluate you. It is also a good idea to practice in the clothes you are planning to wear for your audition at least one time.
When will I find out if I have been accepted?
Generally, the results are available at the conclusion of the audition. However, for the more competitive positions in the Advanced Division, results may take up to 3 weeks after your audition.
Is parking available?
Free parking lots are available at all audition locations.
When and where are rehearsals held?