WHAT IS IT?

If you participate in an orchestra at your school, your school orchestra director may sponsor you to audition for and participate in All-State Orchestra Clinics.  You go on one date to audition and, if you are accepted, you go on another weekend to rehearse and perform a concert.  Please get full information from your school teacher and from the NCMEA website: http://www.ncorchestra.org/NCMEA_Orchestra/Student_Events.html.                                                                                                                                                You can find copies of the scales and arpeggios with the fingering on this website.


WHO CAN PLAY?

ALL-COUNTY is only for those students enrolled in their school orchestra in Guilford County. If their school has no orchestra, they cannot be sponsored. In the past there have been students showing up for auditions that were not eligible.
 

ALL-STATE and NC HONORS ORCHESTRA

The state events require that students are enrolled in their school orchestra if one exists, but if there is no orchestra, they can be sponsored by their teacher if the teacher is a member of NCMEA. Members of the Philharmonic (the 2nd tier student orchestra sponsored by the Greensboro Symphony) have occasionally been sponsored by their director, Karen Collins.


Listed below for your convenience are the audition dates and locations for 2014-2015 and the performance requirements for violin.  Confirm this information and signup with your school orchestra director.

All County Orchestra

Audition date & location

Festival date & location: 

Middle School Requirements

Scales/Arpeggios (quarter note = 50MM):

       Violin, Viola, Cello: G Major 2 octave scale and arpeggio (Scale: slur 4 per bow, arpeggio: slur 3 per bow) 

Solo: a portion of Sonatina by Breval in Solo Time for Strings Book 4, by Forest Etling.  On page 13 of the student part.

        

High School Requirements

All Scales/Arpeggios: quarter note = 50 MM

Violin: G Major 3 octave scale and arpeggio

          Scale: slur 4 notes per bow, arpeggio: slur 3 notes per bow

Solo Selections:  a portion of Handel Sonata No. 4  2nd mvmt.

NC Honors Orchestra

For those in All-State last year.

Nov. 

 

NCMEA Convention

Nov. 

WESTERN REGIONAL ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA

High School Orchestra Auditions--Jan. 

High School Festival--Feb.

High School Western Regional Orchestra Audition Requirements – Scales, Sightreading, Solo                                                                                                                     Scales: C, G, D, A, B-flat major 3 octaves; F major 2 octaves; any melodic minor of the student’s choice 3 octaves.                                                                     Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.  Perform all scales and arpeggios from memory. The tonic may be repeated in each octave. Perform scales as sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50. Perform arpeggios the same number of octaves as the corresponding scales, eighth note triplets at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50.                                                                                                                                                              Required Violin Solo: The solos are on a 4-year rotation.                                                                                                                                                                               2010 – 11 Sonata No. 4, 2nd mvt, "Allegro," Handel                                                                                                                                                                                 2011 – 12 Concerto No. 4, 1st mvt, Seitz                                                                                                                                                                                                      2012 – 13 Concerto in A Minor, 1st mvt, J. S. Bach                                                                                                                                                                                 2013 – 14 Concerto No. 23 in G Major, 1st mvt, solo entrance to first tutti, Viotti


Junior Orchestra Auditions (6th through 9th grade)--Sat. Feb.

Junior Orchestra Festival: April 

Junior Western Regional Audition requirements                                                                                                                                                                                    Scales: C, G, D 2 octaves; F major 1 octave; any melodic minor of the student’s choice, 1 octave.                                                                                                                                                                                     Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.  Perform all scales and arpeggios from memory. The tonic may be repeated in each octave. Perform scales as sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50. Perform arpeggios the same number of octaves as the corresponding scales, eighth note triplets at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50.                                                                                                                                                              The solos are on a 4-year rotation. All solos are from Solo Time for Strings, Book IV, by Etling.                                                                                                              

2011-2012 - Mozart: Allegro, p. 24                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2012-2013 - DeBeriot: Air Varie,p. 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2013-2014 - DeProsse: Petit Bouree, p. 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2014-2015 - Breval: Sonatina, p. 13