Chamber Orchestra audition excerpts are posted below. PLEASE, make note of the following very important information:
Chamber orchestra is comprised of approximately 35 students out of 500 students in the Dickerson Orchestra program. Ensemble members are expected to be enrolled in Dickerson orchestra, study privately, and attend all rehearsals and performance obligations. As a member of the Chamber Orchestra, you are the elite of our program, role models that other students look up to and other schools admire. Your performance level, attendance, and behavior is held to the highest of standards. Rehearsals are before school on Mondays and Fridays, with extra rehearsals as needed. We do have occasional weekend obligations, students are given dates as far in advance as possible in order to plan.
Live auditions will be held before school the first or second week of school. A sign-up genius link will be posted for students to sign up for an audition time. Auditions include the two excerpts below and sight reading, NO SCALES.
Excerpt 1: “Molly on the Shore” by Percy Aldridge Grainger, arranged by Sandra Dackow. Presto tempo, quarter note=130. All fingerings and bowings are accurate and to be followed.
Excerpt 2: “Fugue in G Minor, The Little” by J. S. Bach, arr. Gerald Doan.
Moderato tempo, quarter note=60.
All fingerings and bowings are accurate and to be followed.
Please email Ms. Laux if you have any questions or concerns regarding excerpts or auditions. Remember, the expectation is for chamber students to prepare the music outside of rehearsal so we can make music in rehearsal.