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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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GSMST 2018-2019 Audition Information

**ONLY** RISING 9TH GRADERS wishing to audition should sign up here:

https://goo.gl/forms/DLD3Isqow24fkxhp1

 THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 20, 2018.

 

Below are the audition requirements for Symphonic, Philharmonic, and Honor Orchestra auditions for ALL STUDENTS (Rising 9th and returning GSMST students) for the 2018-2019 school year. Rising 9th grade students who choose not to audition will be placed in Concert Orchestra. Auditioning for an ensemble does not guarantee placement within that ensemble, and students should choose the audition excerpts best suited to their ability. 

 

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

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

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