NYO New Youth Orchestra, San Diego

Auditions

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August Auditions
New Members Tuition Offer - Only $500 *

Save $250. Deadline for payment August 20, 2017

NYO New Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth Orchestra 
2017-2018 Season Auditions
 

August Auditions for New Members August 5, 6, 19, 20, 2017

*New Members Tuition is non refundable.



For complete information please visit the Auditions for NYO page




Minimum requirements: A solo of the performers choice is at least required for this ensemble placement audition.

Site reading will be provided at the audition. 

An additional audition in August may be required at no additional cost.


Go to the Online Application page now

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Additional Benefits For Being A NYO New Youth Orchestra Program Member

  • NYO P.O.P. Summer Camp Discount
  • No Additional Cost For Additional Ensembles
  • Chamber Program Included For Bello And Ottimo Level Members*
  • $50 Family Discount For Each Multiple Family Member (Off of Regular Base Rate Only)
  • No Fee To Participate In The NYO Solo Competition (Open To All Ensembles)

* Members will be included in at least one semester. Participation will be based on if there's enough interest to fill ensembles to include all those who are interested.

** There is a fee to participate in the new member auditions. This $50 deposit is not refundable.

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More August Audition Details

Sign up today for the August Auditions to become a member of NYO, San Diego's finest teaching orchestra. August New Member Auditions will be scheduled on August 5, 6, 19, & 20, 2017 held at the San Diego Youth Performing Arts Center in Sorrento Valley. These auditions are open to all new members ages 7 to 25 for all ensembles, orchestra/band instruments and levels.

There is non refundable $50 fee for this audition. After the student is accepted into a NYO ensemble, the $500 tuition payment should be made by the August 20, 2017 deadline to receive the New Member Tuition offer.

To make Audition fee or the Tuition payment, please visit our Online Payment Center

Offer is only good for new NYO members, it will not be extended to continuing NYO members or anyone who was a previous NYO member.


To sign-up for an audition slot, please complete the Online Registration. After submitting the form, you will be contacted to schedule a time slot, first come, first serve. Requirements listed below. 

Auditions will be held at: 
San Diego Youth Performing Arts Center 
10855 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 2 San Diego, CA 92121. 


For directions from your city San Diego Youth Orchestra NYO Map Page


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NYO New Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth Orchestra 2017-2018 Season Auditions 
Early Bird Auditions for New Members June 10 and June 17, 2017

NYO New Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth Orchestra 2017-2018 Season Auditions

Auditions for New & Returning Members August 5, August 6, August 19 
and August 20, 2017

NYO New Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth Orchestra 2017-2018 Mid-Season Auditions 
Auditions for New Members Sunday February 4, 2018



New Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth Orchestra 2015-2016 Season Auditions



Please scroll down page for all 
NYO ensemble audition requirements



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Information & Requirements


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Bello
 level


for
 
Exceptional Performers
 


NYO San Diego Premier Symphony


Conducted by
 John Ramirez
 & Assistant Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

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NYO San Diego Premier Symphony for Exceptional Level Performers (Audition requirements)
Conducted by John Ramirez & Assistant Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

Minimum Age 15 by the new school year.

Students will be expected to have prepared scales and a solo piece, they will also be given an excerpt to sight-read. Vibrato must be used throughout the audition. Prepared material must be memorized if auditioning for a principal position.

Brass
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone
Tuba
Percussion
Timpani
Snare Drum
Marimba/Xylophone


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Online Application

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Ottimo
 level
 

for Advanced Performers 


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NYO Elite Symphony 

Conducted by
John Ramirez
& Assistant Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

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NYO Elite Symphony
for High-Intermediate to Advanced Level Performers (Audition requirements)
Conducted by John Ramirez & Assistant Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

Minimum Age 12 by the new school year.

Students will be expected to have prepared scales and a solo piece, they will also be given an excerpt to sight-read. Vibrato must be used throughout the audition. Prepared material must be memorized if auditioning for a principal position.

Woodwinds
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Brass
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone


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Online Application


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Crescente level

for High-Intermediate Performers


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NYO Junior Elite Symphony


Conducted by
Miguel Ramirez

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NYO Junior Elite Symphony
for Intermediate to High-Intermediate Level Performers (Audition requirements)
Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

Minimum Age 9 by the new school year.

Students will be expected to have prepared scales and a solo piece, they will also be given an excerpt to sight-read.  Prepared material must be memorized if auditioning for a principal position.

 
Strings
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass
 
Woodwinds
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Brass
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone
Percussion
Timpani - Snare - Xylophone

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Online Application



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Inizio
 level
 

for Intermediate Performers


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NYO Orchestra 1


Conducted by
 Miguel Ramirez
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NYO Orchestra 1
for Intermediate Level Performers (Audition requirements)
Conducted by Miguel Ramirez
Minimum Age 7 by the new school year.

Students will be expected to have prepared scales and a solo piece, they will also be given an excerpt to sight-read. *Prepared material must be memorized if auditioning for a principal position.


Strings
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello 
Bass



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Online Application

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Percussion Requirements for all Ensembles
(Audition requirements)
2 minute prepared solo on primary instrument that demonstrates your abilities both technical and musical. A music excerpt for sight-reading will also be given at audition.


Specific technical requirements on:

Snare

Rudiments - Open Rolls, Closed Rolls, Flam, Paradiddle  demonstrating dynamics: piano, forte, crescendo
Mallets

Scales & Arpeggios - Two octave C, G, D, A, F, Bb Major and Two octave chromatic
Timpani

Roll - Demonstration dynamics: piano, forte, crescendo
Tuning Exercises - Half & Whole Step, Major & Minor Thirds, Perfect Fourth, Perfect Fifth


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Bello
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for Exceptional Performers

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NYO
San Diego Select Wind Ensemble

Conducted by
John Ramirez
& Assistant Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

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NYO San Diego Select Wind Ensemble
for Advanced Level Performers
(Audition requirements)
Conducted by John Ramirez
& Assistant Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

Scales:
All major and harmonic minor scales, 2-3 octaves, eighth notes at quarter=120 bpm minimum

Sightreading:
Provided at audition


Prepared Solo:
Winds
-Demonstrate advanced competency through performance of a prepared piece/excerpt (2-3minutes) incorporating a variety of styles, mixed meters, articulations, and full range.


Percussion
Demonstrate advanced competency on primary instrument (snare, timpani or mallets) through performance of a prepared piece/excerpt (2 minutes) and competence on 2 secondary instruments (snare, timpani or mallets)
through performance of a short étude/study on each.


Online Application

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Crescente
 level


for Intermediate Performers


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NYO Concert Band 

Conducted by
John Ramirez
& Assistant Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

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NYO Concert Band 
for Intermediate Level Performers (Audition requirements)
Conducted by John Ramirez
& Assistant Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

This ensemble is designed to meet the needs of the the experienced intermediate to advanced player. Recommended years of study/experience is 2-4 years. At least 2-3 years of experience playing in band.

Students will be expected to have prepared scales and a 3 minute solo that demonstrates abilities both technical and musical. A music excerpt for sight-reading will also be given at audition.
*Prepared material must be memorized if auditioning for a principal position.

All major scales and natural or harmonic minor scales up to 3 flats and 3 sharps. Minimum tempo: 120bpm in eighth notes.
Chromatic scale demonstrating the full range of your instrument.
Sight-reading (to be provided at audition)

Online Application

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Bello level 

for Exceptional Performers

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NYO Chamber Program 

Directed by
Mario Ramirez
& Assisted by Peter Dayeh

NYO New Youth Orchestra Student Member Performance
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San Diego Select Wind Ensemble Members
in Chamber Concert Performance
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San Diego Premier Symphony Members
in Chamber Concert Performance

NYO's Elite Symphony Members (Special Guest Debut)
in Chamber Concert Performance

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held for the NYO Chamber Ensembles as we create new groups.  Please call the office for openings.





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