20-21 DSSYO Audition Tips

Strings

Violin

Erin Aldridge, concertmaster of the DSSO, gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Violin Concert Orchestra Excerpt

Violin Youth Symphony Excerpt

Viola

Kevin Hoeschen, principal violist of the DSSO, gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Viola Concert Orchestra Excerpt

Viola Youth Symphony Excerpt

Cello

Betsy Husby, principal cellist of the DSSO, gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Cello Scales

Cello Concert Orchestra Excerpt

Cello Youth Symphony Excerpt

Bass

Vincent Osborn, assistant principal bassist of the DSSO gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Bass Scales

Bass Concert Orchestra Excerpt

Bass Youth Symphony Excerpt

Woodwinds

Flute

Claudia White, principal flutist of the DSSO gives pointers on the scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO auditionThe Beethoven excerpt is required for the Concert Orchestra audition. The Dvorak excerpt is required for the Youth Symphony audition. The more challenging version of the scales should be considered for the Youth Symphony audition. 

Flute Scales and Excerpts for both Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony

Clarinet

Jennifer Gerth, principal clarinetist of the DSSO, gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Clarinet Scales

Clarinet Concert Orchestra Excerpt

Clarinet Youth Symphony Excerpt

Oboe

Michael Dayton, principal oboist of the DSSO gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Oboe Scales

Oboe Concert Orchestra Excerpt

Oboe Youth Symphony Excerpt

Bassoon

Michael Roemhildt, principal bassoonist of the DSSO gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO audition. Please note: In this video, Mr. Roemhildt accidentally mixes up the names of the two orchestras. Where he says Concert Orchestra, it should be Youth Symphony. Where he says Youth Orchestra, it should be Concert Orchestra. The more challenging version of the scales would be recommended for the Youth Symphony, the less challenging for the Concert Orchestra audition. 

Bassoon Scales and Excerpts

Brass

Trumpet

Earl Salemink, principal trumpet of the DSSO, gives pointers on excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Charlie Leibfried, second trumpet of the DSSO, gives pointers on scales required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Trumpet Scales

Trumpet Concert Orchestra Excerpt

Trumpet Youth Symphony Excerpt

French Horn

Jim Pospisil, principal French hornist with the DSSO, gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Jim Pospisil, principal hornist of the DSSO discusses and demonstrates major and chromatic scales for DSSYO French horn auditions. 

Jim Pospisil, principal hornist of the DSSO, discusses practice tips for the Dvorak excerpt for the Concert Orchestra audition which is also the first part of the excerpt for Youth Symphony audition.

Jim Pospisil, principal hornist of the DSSO, demonstrates the Dvorak excerpt for the Concert Orchestra audition which is also the first part of the excerpt for Youth Symphony audition.

Jim Pospisil, principal hornist of the DSSO, discusses practice tips for the second part of the Dvorak excerpt for the Youth Symphony audition.

Jim Pospisil, principal hornist of the DSSO, demonstrates the second half of the Dvorak excerpt for the Youth Symphony audition.

Jim Pospisil, principal hornist of the DSSO, invites young musicians to be open to the wonderment of the orchestra playing experience. A great message for all of our youth orchestras members, no matter what instrument! 

Tenor Trombone

Dr. Derek Bromme, DSSO substitute trombonist and low brass instructor at both the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior, gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Trombone Scales

Trombone Excerpts

Trumpet Youth Symphony Etude Excerpt

Bass Trombone

Dr. Derek Bromme, DSSO substitute trombonist and low brass instructor at both the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior, gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Bass Trombone Scales

Bass Trombone Excerpts

Tuba

Steve Grove, principal tuba player for the DSSO, extends offer for virtual audition preparation session for prospective DSSYO members. Email request to [email protected]

Tuba

Dan Eaton, substitute tuba player for the DSSO, low brass instructor and band director, gives pointers on scales and excerpts required for the DSSYO Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony auditions. 

Tuba Scales

Concert Orchestra Excerpt

Youth Orchestra Excerpt

Percussion

Dr. Brett Jones, DSSYO Percussion Ensemble Director, gives pointers on the excerpts required for the DSSYO Percussion Ensemble audition. 

Rhythmic percussion for snare drum and timpani

Melodic percussion for xylophone or marimba