Auditions for the 20-21 Prep Strings season are closed. The content below is for reference only. Please check back during summer 2021 or contact us for updates.
Prep Strings Registration, 20-21 Season
NOTICE: Due to ongoing uncertainties related to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are asking all students wishing to audition for the Kalamazoo Prep Strings Orchestras to do so remotely.
—Complete the registration form at the bottom of this page
—Auditions for new and returning students will consist of: a pre-recorded video submission of a solo work and scales (see scales required below).
—Video submissions are due by noon on Saturday, October 10, 2020.
—You may upload your video to: YouTube, Drop Box, Google Drive, One Drive, Vimeo, etc., and then share the link with us.
—Make sure that your video is in a sharing/viewing mode that will allow us access from the link you provide.
Auditioning students will be required to:
—Play a solo piece of their choice
—Play scales: CONCERT ORCHESTRA (YOUNGER): Violin, Viola, and Cello students must play two memorized two-octave scales (one-octave scales are not accepted). Bass students must play one two-octave scale and another one-octave scale of their choice. SYMPHONIC STRINGS (ADVANCED): Violin, Viola, and Cello students must play two memorized three-octave scales. Please note that playing a three-octave scale does not guarantee placement into the Prep String Symphonic Strings. Bass students must play two memorized two-octave scales.
Remote rehearsals will be on Monday evenings through April.
— Concert Orchestra – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
— Symphonic Strings Orchestra – 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
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