Requested Scales for PYS-Acceptd Video Auditions 2020

 

Thank you for auditioning for the Phoenix Youth Symphony via Acceptd. Scales are important in student development. Our Audition Requirements list many scales and ranges (octaves) we feel are important to success in the corresponding ensemble.

Please be sure to perform the scales in succession on your single scales video – one continuous video. You may record as many takes as you like and then select the best take you like to upload and submit.

You need to perform the scales requested for the highest ensemble in which you are auditioning.

Ex 1: auditioning for Youth Symphony; also considered for Symphonette and Symphonic Winds – perform and video the scales for Youth Symphony

Ex 2: auditioning for String Orchestra; also considered for Prelude Strings – perform and video the scales for String Orchestra

Ex 3: auditioning for Symphonette only – perform and video the scales for Symphonette.

Violin (3octave)

E Major

C Melodic minor

Viola (3octave)

B Major

F Melodic minor

Cello (3 octaves)

B Major

F Melodic minor

String Bass (3 Octaves)

B Major

G Melodic minor

All Winds, Brass and Percussion (2 octaves when possible)

Your instrument pitch, not concert pitch.

E Major

Ab Major

Chromatic (Cover entire range of instrument)

Violin (3 octave)

A Major

Eb Major

B minor (Melodic)

Viola (3 octave)

E Major

Ab Major

F minor (Melodic)

Cello (3 octaves)

E Major

Ab Major

F minor (Melodic)

String Bass (3 Octaves)

E Major

Ab Major

G minor (Melodic)

All Winds, Brass and Percussion (2 octaves when possible)

Your instrument pitch, not concert pitch.

E Major

Ab Major

Chromatic (Cover entire range of instrument)

All Winds, Brass and Percussion (2 octaves when possible)

Your instrument pitch, not concert pitch.

E Major

Ab Major

Chromatic (Cover entire range of instrument)

Violin (2 or 3 octave)

A Major

Eb Major

C Major

Viola (2 or 3 octave)

D Major

A Major

Eb Major

Cello (2 or 3 octave)

D Major

A Major

Eb Major

String Bass (2 or 3 octave)

F Major

C Major

D Major

All String Instruments (1 or 2 octave); Violin, Viola, cello, Bass

C Major

D Major

Bb Major