Orchestra

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GSMST Honor Orchestra

The GSMST orchestra program has four performing orchestras lead by director Dr. David Richardson: Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Honor Orchestra. One of GSMST's largest organizations, the orchestra program serves approximately 20% of the school and provides a range of musical experiences for students. 

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 2020-2021 GSMST Orchestra Audition Requirements

ALL INSTRUMENTS must complete ALL THREE requirements as listed below

1. SCALE & ARPEGGIO REQUIREMENTS

  • Violin - A Major and G melodic minor (any bow pattern, any tempo), 3 octaves
  • Viola - D Major and C melodic minor (any bow pattern, any tempo), 3 octaves
  • Cello - D Major and C melodic minor (any bow pattern, any tempo), 3 octaves
  • Bass - F Major and G melodic minor (any bow pattern, any tempo), 2 octaves

2. SIGHT READING (a brief sight reading excerpt will be given following standard GMEA sight-reading procedures)

3. EXCERPTS - perform 2 excerpts for the appropriate ensemble (both must be performed):

Tempos are included or underlined on the page (DB excerpts for Baltic Dance #1 QN=60, #2 DQ=90)