2022-2023 AUDITIONS!

Gemini Youth Orchestras will be holding in-person auditions for the 2022/2023 year on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14 at Long Island School for the Gifted in South Huntington.

To register for an audition, please click HERE.

Requests for specific appointment times may be made, but we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate all requests. Acknowledgement of receipt of your form will be emailed to you within one week of submission. 

For questions, please contact Susan DelGiorno, Executive Director, at director@gyo.org.

SOLO: NYSSMA solo or other appropriate solo of comparable level. Students should choose a solo with which they are comfortable and confident. Selections do not have to be chosen from the current NYSSMA manual.

SIGHT-READING: All students should be prepared to sight-read level-appropriate materials.

SCALES: All students should be prepared to perform scales appropriate to their NYSSMA level. Additionally, string players auditioning for Philharmonia should be prepared to play a three-octave scale. String players auditioning for Youth Symphony should be prepared to play at least two (2) three-octave scales, demonstrating a variety of bow strokes, bowings, tempi and dynamics at the request of the conductor. Bass players auditioning for Symphony or Philharmonia will be required to perform two-octave scales. Brass and woodwind players will also be expected to demonstrate the ability to transpose when applicable. (Youth Symphony only)

FEE: There is a $25 fee for all auditions payable by check (made out to Gemini Youth Orchestras) or cash at the time of audition.

What to Prepare...

Prepare a solo selection to illustrate you musicality as well as technical skill. Selections may include solo literature, etudes, or appropriate orchestral excerpts. Many students choose to perform their NYSSMA selection. Selections do not need to be memorized. No accompanist is provided, nor required!

Auditions will include a demonstration of your knowledge of scales and may include level-appropriate sight reading of rhythms and/or music.

The Day of Your Audition...

Please be sure to arrive at the audition location at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

Your audition will be approximately ten minutes in length.

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