Auditions for Surrey Youth Orchestra
Surrey Youth Orchestra welcomes musicians age 8 – 18 to audition for our 2018/2019 season.
You can also fill out our online Audition Request Form below.
Auditions take place at Surrey Christian High School located at 15353 92nd Avenue. You must pre-register to audition.
The Surrey Youth Orchestra rehearses weekly from September 8 2018 – May 11 2019. Orchestra member are expected to make a commitment for the year and attend all rehearsals.
Students must be proficient at the following levels at minimum to audition:
Conductor Andrea Taylor leads this orchestral experience for string players of new ability. The Prelude Strings is designed to teach beginning ensemble skills, musical interpretation as well as rhythm development, rehearsal etiquette, and note-reading skills.
Requirements: reading and playing at or above Grade 1 RCM or end of Suzuki book 1. Minimum age: 6 years old
Intermezzo Strings perform music that will build upon theoretical and musical concepts covered in the Prelude Strings. Emphasis will be given to listening skills as related to playing in a large ensemble. Conductor Andrea Taylor chooses contrasting repertoire to introduce students to a variety of musical styles.
Requirements: reading and playing at or above Grade 3 RCM or Suzuki book 3. Minimum age: 8 years old
Under the baton of conductor Ben Goheen, the Symphonic Strings performs major repertoire from the standard string orchestra literature while learning the skills needed for excellent orchestral playing.
Requirements: reading and playing at or above Grade 6 RCM or Suzuki book 5. Minimum age: 11 years old
The Wind Ensemble of brass and wind players will develop their skills for entrance into full orchestra. Conductor Bernard Blary offers interesting and challenging repertoire for its members.
Under the direction of conductor Joel Stobbe, this premiere full symphonic orchestra is comprised of students who demonstrate strong musicianship and highly advanced technical level. The group performs a wide range of demanding orchestra repertoire.
Requirements: playing at or above Grade 8 RCM. Minimum age: 13 years old