DOWNLOAD AYO EXCERPTS FOR 2019 HERE 

Audition process

There are auditions for new players in AYO, AYSO and AYWE. You can download the full Audition and Selection Policy here.

Key dates

AYO audition application form due Fri 9 November
AYWE audition application form due Fri 9 November
AYSO Audition Application Form due Fri 9 November

All auditions Tuesday 27 November

Timeline

Fri 9 November Audition Application Forms due for all ensembles
Tue 13 November AYO WW/Brass/Perc/Strings Excerpts available online/NECOM office
Tuesday 27 November - All auditions

Thursday 13 December results emailed to students

AYO

There will be orchestral excerpts to prepare which will be available from the AYO website prior to your audition. A hard copy will also be available from the NECOM office.

You need to complete the AYO audition application form by Fri 9 November.  It can be emailed to admin@necom.org.au You will then be given a specific time for your audition. This is to allow the specialist teachers on the panel to hear all violins together/all cellos together etc.

What to prepare

  • Excerpt of 1 prepared work (own choice)- unaccompanied (2 min MAX in duration)

  • A scale and arpeggio of your choice

  • Set orchestral excerpts (download HERE).

  • 7 minute duration

AYWE

You need to complete the AYWE audition application form by Fri 9 November. It can be emailed to admin@necom.org.au. You will then be given a specific time for your audition. This is to allow the specialist teachers on the panel to hear the wind players together.

What to prepare

  • Excerpt of 1 prepared work (own choice)- unaccompanied (2 min MAX in duration)

  • A scale and arpeggio of your choice

  • Sight reading given on the day

  • 5 minute duration

 

AYSO

You need to complete the AYSO Audition Application Form by Fri 9 November. It can be handed to the NECOM office or emailed to admin@necom.org.au You will then be given a specific time for your audition.

Auditions for AYSO allow the conductor to place students in the orchestra.

What to prepare

  • Excerpt of 1 prepared work (own choice) - unaccompanied (1 min MAX in duration)

  • Scale and arpeggio

For strings prepare G major, G harmonic minor, and G melodic minor.  G major and g minor arpeggio. Your choice of 2 or 3 octaves.

  • Sight reading given on the day

  • 5 minute duration