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AUDITIONS 2024-25

Auditions for Philharmonic and Symphony orchestras (and registration for returning members) are open now! We can't wait to meet you and help you find your place in NVYO. To learn more about each orchestra, visit nvyo.org/philharmonic OR  nvyo.org/symphony  

Steps to audition: 


1. Register on ACTIVE.com : as soon as you know you want to audition, please register! Let us know which date and time range you prefer (for audition in person, when available), or if you will send a video audition. 


2. Choose the orchestra audition materials that align with your playing level, and prepare! (Note that placement will be up to the conductors, regardless of which audition level you prepare.)  At your audition you will be asked to play:
scales, a solo or exercise that best demonstrates your playing level and ability, and an exercise or two provided by NVYO we ask you to prepare. These are all explained on the posted audition materials.  SEE BELOW. Students who have been accepted to auditioned honor groups or All State ensembles MAY be contacted and offered a reduced audition requirement. 

There are some coaching videos on our YouTube Channels to help you prepare. Search for audition prep video playlists.
NVYOAtHome : YOUTUBE CHANNEL

NVYO : YOUTUBE CHANNEL
A list of available videos is also here:
Philharmonic 
Symphony 

3. Audition! You can record your audition, and submit the videos by unlisted YouTube link, google drive share, or uploading (email info@novyo.org to request upload link).  We will also listen to in-person auditions at Dal Segno camp in August. You can also ask your teacher to help arrange an in-person / recorded audition at a Grand Forks school or studio lesson.

4. You will be contacted with the results of your audition and more information about how to register for NVYO. 

Orchestras and materials:
1. Philharmonic info and materials:
• Philharmonic info page:  PHILHARMONIC (intermediate/advancing strings, winds, brass percussion):

• Audition materials: clink link below for specific instrument packet. 

violin 

viola

cello

bass

harp

flute

clarinet

oboe

bassoon

horn

trumpet

trombone

tuba

percussion

• Some video coaching help available, check this document : CLICK HERE

2.Symphony info and materials:

• Symphony info page:  SYMPHONY

(Advanced strings, winds, brass, percussion)

• Audition info and materials - click link below for specific audition material for each instrument. ​

violin  - 2 excerpt ending  choices. 

viola

cello

bass

harp

flute

clarinet

oboe

bassoon 

horn 

trumpet

trombone

tuba

percussion 
• Some video coaching help is available, check this document : CLICK HERE




Auditions : List
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