Concert-There are no auditions to be accepted into the Concert Orchestra. As long as space is available, all students who register for camp that have at least 1 year of study and are in 5th and 6th grade will be placed in this orchestra without needing an audition.
Philharmonic- Geared primarily toward students in Middle School, this orchestra requires an audition either by video or in person after the camp meeting on Sunday, June 18th. This ensemble will also be opened to students that would like to audition that fall in the age range of Concert but are more advanced students.
Symphony- This is our most advanced orchestra. This is primarily geared towards High School students or students that have multiple years of experience and wish to audition for this ensemble. Auditions will be submitted by video or in person after the camp meeting.
Deadline for video auditions is June 12th.
Anyone that is planning on being in the Philharmonic or Symphony Orchestras that has not submitted an audition video will be required to do a live audition after the camp meeting on June 18th. Signups for a live audition slot will be sent out on June 13th to those that have not submitted a video.
Click below to take you to the email address where you can submit your recordings of your required excerpts.
Please include your name and the orchestra you are auditioning for in the title of your email.
The audition music consists of excerpts from the music that the orchestras will be playing during camp. It will be posted on the website on April 24th. Two excerpts will be recommended for each orchestra; however, you should play the two excerpts that you can perform the best. You must be able to accurately and musically perform the last two excerpts to be considered for placement in the Symphony Orchestra.
Depending on the Orchestra you are auditioning for, you will prepare the 2 required excerpts. After you feel confident in knowing and playing these selections, please record yourself playing each except separately. After you are pleased with your recordings, please submit those two recordings by emailing the videos to email@example.com or by using the link that can be found at the top of this page. Deadline to submit your recordings will be on Monday, June 12th at 10pm.
For those that summit an audition video, you will find out at the camp meeting what orchestra you are placed into. Those that do live auditions will find out when they arrive to camp on Monday morning which orchestra they have been placed into.
Click on the links below to take you to the selected excerpts for your instrument. Given in each packet are the excerpts to prepare along with recordings of the piece to give you an idea of tempos. You must prepare and record both selections for the Orchestra that you wish to audition for.
Concert Orchestra (Beginner Students) | Madison Welch, Conductor
Philharmonic Orchestra (Middle School) | Fletcher Rudd, Conductor
Symphony Orchestra (High School) | Eldred Marshall, Conductor