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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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 2019-2020 GSMST Orchestra Audition Requirements

ALL INSTRUMENTS

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:

SYMPHONIC and PHILHARMONIC excerpts (both Symphonic and Philharmonic will use the same excerpts - all instrumental excerpts in PDF file - 2 excerpts per instrument)

Viola excerpt 1 - QN=88

Viola excerpt 2 - DQ=80

HONORS excerpts (all instrumental excerpts in PDF file - 2 excerpts per instrument)

Viola excerpt 2 - HN=90

 

 

 

2019-2020 Audition Results

Below are the audition results for 2017-18. Thank you to everyone who auditioned. Remember, if you are unhappy with your audition results the best thing to do is KEEP TRYING! Don't let one bad audition get you down. Out of fairness to other students, no requests to re-audition will be granted.

The ensemble selection was based on a number of factors (e.g. ensemble balance, scheduling concerns, etc), not just the simple score. Dr. Richardson reserves the right throughout the school year to move students between ensembles as needed or it if becomes clear through student performance the audition result was incorrect.

Audition results are listed by ensemble, alphabetically by last name. If your name is not present and you auditioned, you will be placed in the Concert Orchestra.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Richardson

HONOR ORCHESTRA    
NAME CURRENT GRADE INSTRUMENT
Allen, Jaelyn 10 Violin
Bryan Kim 8 Viola
Cabigon Soliber, Brandon 11 Violin
Cai, Olivia G. 9 Violin
Chung, Victoria J. 11 Violin
Daniel Li 8 Cello
DeLeon, Ricardo A. 11 Cello
Duensing, Chloe M. 11 Viola
Ford, Kailey C. 11 Viola
Gregory, Neha 11 Violin
Gregory, Nevin 9 Violin
Jonathan Gil 8 Viola
Kim, David D. 9 Viola
Kim, Jonathan H. 11 Cello
Kim, Suann 8 Violin
Kim, Tara B. 9 Violin
Li, Angela 8 Violin
Liu, Gabriel Z. 9 Cello
Liu, Jashua T. 9 Violin
Mason, Roland A. 9 Violin
MIchelle Wang 11 Viola
Moon, Diane J. 11 Violin
Nayak, Milan 10 Violin
Ng, Daniel F. 9 Violin
Nguena Jones, Gabriela 11 Bass
Park, Eric J. 9 Violin
Park, Noel D. 9 Cello
Park, Yuri 9 Violin
Prakash, Sanjna 9 Violin
Salgarkar, Chirayu M. 11 Violin
Smith, Abbygale 8 Cello
Soni, Nishka 9 Violin
Wang, Grace S. 10 Viola
Wang, Olivia 11 Cello
Winters, Sarah 10 Violin
Zhong, Alex Y. 9 Violin

 

 

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
   
NAME CURRENT GRADE INSTRUMENT
Armes, Juan P. 11 Cello
Bae, Lauren J. 10 Violin
Batti, Tasleem 8 Viola
Campbell, Chelsea B. 10 Violin
Drammeh, Mariam 10 Bass
Durham, Morgan M. 10 Viola
Giri, Suveer 8 Cello
Griggs, Noah 10 Violin
Hakani, Samad 9 Violin
Hwang, Timothy J. 10 Cello
Ivanowski, Alvin 10 Violin
Jain, Arnav 11 Violin
Kim, Andy 10 Cello
Kim, Ester 9 Violin
Kostan, Sasha 8 Violin
Lau, Joycelin 11 Viola
Lee, Haelin 8 Violin
Lee, Joshua 10 Violin
Marzical, Denzel 8 Viola
Naren, Nithin P. 10 Viola
Nguyen, Ashley V. 10 Viola
Nguyen, Ciceilla 9 Violin
Nguyen, Myqui 10 Viola
Odunjo, Emmanuella O. 11 Violin
Palmerti, Courtney 9 Viola
Pelet Cruz, Paula S. 9 Cello
Qureshi, Maaz 11 Cello
Rollins, Eun Sil A. 10 Violin
Saigal, Roshan 8 Viola
Salamat, Michael 8 Violin
Santhanam, Shobana I. 9 Violin
Shah, Nidhi D. 11 Violin
Shah, Suruchi A. 11 Violin
Shin, Alexander J. 11 Violin
Snelgrove, Claire 10 Violin
Suri, Nandita 9 Bass
Trent, Lillian B. 10 Violin
Xu, Leo 10 Violin
Yoon, William T. 10 Viola
Yu, Jean 8 Violin
Zinga, Joseph 9 Bass

 

 

SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA
   
NAME CURRENT GRADE
INSTRUMENT
Akande, Oluwaferanmi G. 9 Violin
Akinpelu, Jasmine Y. 10 Violin
Alemi, Muska M. 11 Violin
Alese, Theodora T. 10 Viola
Cao, Julie Y. 10 Violin
Chen, Kyle S. 9 Violin
Cinque, Kayla L. 11 Violin
Dairo, Tammy 9 Viola
Dang, Anh H. 11 Viola
Dewan, Elisha 8 Cello
Dixon, Orelle A. 10 Viola
Douglas, Aiden 9 Violin
Duhon, Nyla J. 11 Violin
Elder, Aden 8 Viola
Frazier, Maya J. 11 Violin
Fu, Henry 10 Violin
Hoang, Angelina 9 Violin
Hoang, Nyny T. 10 Cello
Hwang, David J. 10 Violin
Ivanowski, Alvin 11 Violin
Ivanowski, Gustavo 8 Cello
Jao, Chi Chi 10 Cello
Johnson, Joshua G. 10 Violin
Karimova, Zahro 8 Violin
Khan, Mustafa 9 Cello
Lau, Levon 9 Viola
Liu, Frank 9 Violin
Lynn, Brianna 11 Viola
Martinez, Alejandra 10 Cello
Nkereuwem, Yvonne 8 Violin
Ott, Caroline 9 Viola
Pandit, Rhea 11 Violin
Pope, Sanai N. 9 Violin
Raman, Meghna R. 10 Violin
Reizenson, Clarissa M. 9 Viola
Samuel, Sophia 11 Violin
Sandoval, Dayana E. 10 Violin
Sharma, Vansh R. 10 Viola
Shine, Kya A. 10 Cello
Siry, Victoria C. 9 Violin
Subba, Samyek 10 Bass
Sun, Isabella 8 Violin
Taylor, Matthew 11 Bass
Tesfayi, Efrat 9 Viola
Tran, David S. 9 Violin
Turner, Layla F. 9 Violin
Vaughese, Sneha 9 Violin
Verma, Ishika 11 Violin
Zerouali, Amina 9 Viola
Zhang, Elva 10 Violin