MYSP Orchestra Auditions

MYSP Orchestra Auditions

Auditions will be held May 21-31, in the fall, and as needed on an ongoing basis.

Please review our audition requirements and information below. For questions about the Orchestra program, please contact Spencer Aston at SAston@powersmusic.org.

2015-2016 MYSP students returning for the 2016-2017 year who register by June 6, 2016 will receive a $200 discount on tuition for the year!

 

Audition process for new and returning MYSP students:

Students interested in joining the Massachusetts Youth Symphony Project for the 2016-2017 academic year, or current 2015-2016 MYSP students hoping to move up to the next level of MYSP should complete the following steps:

  1. Submit an online audition form here to schedule an individual placement audition.
  2. Pay your audition fee of $30 per student (waived for current Powers students who have paid their 2015-2016 annual registration fee).
    To pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account).
    To pay by check: Checks, made payable to Powers Music School, should be sent to Powers Music School, P.O. Box 398, Belmont, MA 02478. You may also pay by credit card by calling (617) 484-4696.
  3. Once we have received your audition webform and audition fee, a staff member will contact you to schedule and confirm your audition time. Please read our audition requirements below to prepare for your audition.
  4. You will be notified of acceptance shortly after your audition. If accepted, please complete and submit your registration and tuition payment within two weeks of acceptance. For those auditioning in the spring for the following year, your payment will include a $40 annual registration fee for the following year, and you may choose to pay tuition in full, or in two installments with the second installment due in August, unless a payment plan has been arranged. (Please note: There are no refunds for group programs. Choosing to pay in two installments does not release you from your financial obligation for the second installment should you need to withdraw from the MYSP program for any reason, and there is no refund for the first installment.) For those auditioning after the fiscal year has begun, your payment will include the annual $40 registration fee, and full tuition for the MYSP program, unless a payment plan has been arranged.
    To register/pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account). If you are paying in installments, select the option on the payment page to pay the $300 deposit.
    To register/pay by mail: Download and complete a 2016-2017 Registration Form, and a 2016-2017 Financial Aid Application if you are interested in applying for financial aid. If you are paying in installments, your first installment will be $300, plus the $40 annual registration fee.

Current 2015-2016 MYSP students planning to continue in the same level of MYSP for the 2016-2017 academic year should complete the following steps:

  1. You may pre-register by downloading and sending in your 2016-2017 Registration Form, a $40 registration fee for the 2016-2017 year, plus tuition payment. You may choose to pay tuition in full, or in two installments with the second installment due in August, unless a payment plan has been arranged. (Please note: There are no refunds for group programs. Choosing to pay in two installments does not release you from your financial obligation for the second installment should you need to withdraw from the MYSP program for any reason, and there is no refund for the first installment.)
    To register/pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account). If you are paying in installments, select the option on the payment page to pay the $300 deposit.
    To register/pay by mail: Download and complete a 2016-2017 Registration Form, and a 2016-2017 Financial Aid Application if you are interested in applying for financial aid. If you are paying in installments, your first installment will be $300, plus the $40 annual registration fee.

 

Audition Requirements:

MYSP Preparatory String Orchestra audition requirements (ages 9-13):

  • Must be able to read music and have been playing for at least one year (typically studying at a level equivalent to Suzuki Book 3 or higher)
  • 2 octave scales of your choice
  • 2 contrasting pieces of your choice
  • Sight-reading

MYSP Chamber Orchestra audition requirements (ages 12-18):

Strings

  • 3 octave major scale through 4 sharps and 4 flats
  • 3 octave minor scale of your choice
  • 2 contrasting pieces of your choice: One should be fast and technical. The other should be slow and lyrical. The pieces can be two movements from the same concerto or sonata, or they can be two entirely different pieces.
  • Sight-reading

Woodwinds / Brass

  • 2 octave major scale through 4 sharps and 4 flats
  • 3 octave minor scale of your choice
  • 2 contrasting pieces of your choice: One should be fast and technical. The other should be slow and lyrical. The pieces can be two movements from the same concerto or sonata, or they can be two entirely different pieces.
  • Sight-reading

Percussion

  • 1 piece on mallets
  • 1 piece on timpani
 

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