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CBYO

City of Belfast Youth Orchestra

CBYO AUDITION INFORMATION 2022

Information on auditions for membership of the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra 2022-23.

AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 26TH MAY AND SATURDAY 28TH MAY - AUDITION TIMES WILL BE EMAILED TO PARENTS GUARDIANS BY CBYO ADMIN TEAM ON MONDAY 16TH MAY

ALL AUDITIONS IN CBSM, FORTWILLIAM PARK, BELFAST BT15 4AR

We are delighted that you are auditioning for CBYO for 2022-23 and we hope that you enjoy preparing, practising and performing for your audition.

During your audition you will be asked to:

    Perform a piece of your own choice. This should be of at least Grade 6 standard. (Accompanied pieces should be performed without the accompaniment.)

    (Percussionists should perform a tuned piece and should contact CBYO Manager Robert Briscoe for further information.)

    Perform all orchestral excerpts set for your instrument (see the links at the bottom of this page to download your excerpts)

    Sight read a short unprepared orchestral excerpt (which will be given to you on the day<)/ul>

    Top Tips (for getting the most out of your audition)

      Arrive in time for a good warm up - but no earlier than 20 minutes before you audition time(bring spare strings/reeds/ valve oil and accessories as needed)

      Choose a piece which you can play really well and have performed before – the panel want to hear what you can do, not what you can’t, so that you can show off your true potential

      We understand that life has been tough of late and you may also have exam revision at present.SO DO NOT WORRY...... WE ARE NOT EXPECTING PERFECTION AND YOU ARE ALLOWED TO MAKE MISTAKES! It is your overall ability and general musicianship which the panel will assess.

      Present yourself and your performance professionally – think about how you will stand/sit, take time to compose yourself before you perform

    Orchestral excerpts (extracts)

    During your audition, you will be required to play the following orchestral excerpts.

    Below is the list of excerpts for each instrument. Please prepare all excerpts included for your instrument (these may include more than one page so make sure to check you have them all) These should be downloaded and printed off at home. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OWN COPY OF THESE WITH YOU TO YOUR AUDITION

    Violin Excerpts

    Viola Excerpt 1

    Viola Excerpt 2

    Cello Excerpts

    Double Bass Excerpt 1

    Double Bass Excerpt 2

    Flute Excerpt 1

    Flute Excerpt 2

    Oboe Excerpt 1

    Oboe excerpt 2

    Clarinet Excerpt 1

    Clarinet Excerpt 2

    Trumpet Excerpt (to be transposed)

    Trombone excerpts

    French Horn Excerpt in F

    Percussion Excerpts prepare all

    If you have any questions regarding your audition, please email Robert.briscoe@eani.org.uk

    Posted by robert.briscoe on the Friday, 13 May 2022