Classical Instrumental Auditions

Auditions for Mr. Ebersole’s Classical Instrumental ensembles will place students in:

  • Introduction to Chamber Music (piano, strings, winds)
  • Advanced Chamber Music (piano, strings, winds)
  • String Ensemble (strings, harp)

After checking for specific ensemble music (below), contact Mr. Ebersole (curt.ebersole@mastersny.org) to schedule the time for your audition. Audition dates on campus include:

  • Tuesday, May 28, 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 29, 3:00-5:00 pm

International students – please inquire about an audition via Skype if you will not be in the New York area in May.

VIOLIN
Major scales in G, A, E
Choose a musical excerpt:
IntermediateAdvanced #1Advanced #2 (Allegro vivace only)
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.

VIOLA
Major scales in G, A, E
Choose a musical excerpt: IntermediateAdvanced
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.

CELLO
Major scales in G, A, E
Choose a musical excerpt:
IntermediateAdvanced #1 – Advanced #2 (Allegro vivace only)
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.

CONTRABASS
Major scales in G, A, E
Choose a musical excerpt: IntermediateAdvanced
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.

PIANO
Major scales (2 hands, parallel motion, 4 octaves) in G, A, E
Prepare this musical excerpt:
Intermediate/Advanced (Allegro vivace only)
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.

FLUTE
Major scales in Bb, Ab, G
Choose a musical excerpt: IntermediateAdvanced
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.

OBOE
Major scales in Bb, Ab, G
Choose a musical excerpt: IntermediateAdvanced
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.

CLARINET
Major scales in Bb, Ab, G
Choose a musical excerpt: IntermediateAdvanced
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.

BASSOON
Major scales in Bb, Ab, G
Choose a musical excerpt: IntermediateAdvanced
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.

HORN
Major scales in Bb, Ab, G
Choose a musical excerpt: IntermediateAdvanced
Be ready to sight read at the audition. Feel free to bring additional prepared music you have practiced with your private teacher.