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CBYO

Audition information for New Applicants 2024-25

Posted by robert.briscoe on the Saturday, 18 May 2024

Application for membership of the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra for 2024 - 25 remains open for Oboe, Bassoon, Viola, Double Bass and Percussion ONLY. Application for all other instruments closed on Friday 17th May 2024<

If you have any questions regarding how to apply- please contact CBYO Manager Robert.briscoe@eani.org.uk

Audition for new applicants for 2024-25.

AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AS FOLLOWS

    VIOLINS AND ALL BRASS - Sunday 2nd June - ULSTER UNIVERSITY,YORK STREET, BELFAST

    LOWER STRINGS AND ALL WOODWIND - Monday 3rd June- BOYS MODEL SCHOOL, BALLYSILLAN ROAD, BELFAST

AUDITION TIMES WILL BE EMAILED TO PARENTS GUARDIANS BY CBYO ADMIN TEAM ON 20TH MAY 2024

If you have applied and not received an audition time by this date, please contact Robert.briscoe@eani.org.uk

We are delighted that you are auditioning for CBYO for 2024-25 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 15 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 ā€“ the panel want to hear what you can do, not what you canā€™t, so that you can show off your true potential

      We understand that life has been busy 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 ā€“ 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

    BRASS

    Trumpet - please prepare both pages - No 1 is to be transposed for Trumpet in E

    Trumpet Excerpt 1 (Trumpet in E)

    Trumpet Excerpt 2 (Trumpet in Bb)

    French Horn - prepare both excerpts which are in F

    French Horn Excerpt 1

    French Horn Excerpt 2

    Tenor Trombone- please prepare all

    Tenor Trombone Excerpts

    Bass Trombone

    Bass Trombone Excerpt

    STRINGS

    Cello - 2 pages on this link

    Cello Excerpts

    Viola - prepare both

    Viola excerpt 1

    Viola excerpt 2

    Violin - 2 pages on one link

    Violin excerpts

    WOODWIND

    Flute- prepare both

    Flute Excerpt 1

    Flute Excerpt 2

    Oboe - prepare both

    Oboe Excerpt 1

    Oboe excerpt 2

    Clarinet - prepare both

    Clarinet Excerpt 1

    Clarinet Excerpt 2