Seating auditions for new and returning musicians for the 2018-2019 BPYO season are held throughout the year. Please sign up for your preferred date. Auditions will be scheduled at break at 6:30 or pending conductor schedule, prior to youth orchestra rehearsals at 5:10. Rehearsals are Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Belleville Philharmonic Hall. The registration fee is $75 with $60 for additional family members. There is a prorated amount of $50 for youth joining after the December concert. There are three concerts throughout the season.
All auditions are 10 minutes long and will be held at the Philharmonic Hall, 116 N Jackson St, Belleville, IL 62220. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to warm up and prepare for your audition. For more information or to schedule an audition prior to rehearsal, please contact [email protected]
1. All musicians will play a short excerpt of their choice highlighting technique and musicality. Music is provided by the musician and need not be memorized.
2. Non-percussionists should be able to play 2-octave major scales up to and including 4 sharps and 4 flats, if possible.
3. Percussionists will play a piece from their repertoire on as many instruments as possible.
4. All seating will be at the discretion of the conductor, Dr. Leon Burke.
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