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AUDITION SCHEDULING FOR 2013-2014 will open later in the summer; please check back then to use the eAudition system as detailed below.
2013-2014 Audition Dates: Winds and Percussion: August 7-14 | Strings: September 6-8
STRING students should prepare 5-6 minutes of music consisting of two contrasting excerpts (technical and lyrical) of their own choosing; please note that we do not require set excerpts. A single work with contrasting sections is an acceptable option. Selected major and minor scales will be asked and a basic sight-reading excerpt will be provided. Students are evaluated on the basis of tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy, musicianship, expressiveness, and reading ability.
WIND & PERCUSSION students should prepare their audition as outlined in the AYWS/EYSO requirements (please see below for more information)*.
String auditions are held at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on the Emory University Campus. Students should arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of their audition time to check in and be taken to a warm-up room. Auditions last approximately 8 minutes. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck next to the Schwartz Center. Students complete all application paperwork at their audition so there is no need to submit anything in advance; there is no audition fee.
String results will be posted late on Monday, September 9 on the MEMBERS page.
Wind and percussion results will be posted on both the EYSO and AYWS members pages immediately following wind and percussion auditions on August 15.
Any student who defaults on their commitment will not be able to audition for again until Fall 2014.
Accepted string students will have until 8:00pm Monday, September 10 to decide on their membership; please email Dr. Prior as soon as possible once results are posted ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT intending to accept your place. The first all-string rehearsal is Wednesday, September 11 and full attendance is mandatory. The annual, non-refundable comprehensive tuition fee of $475 is also due at that time. Checks should be made payable to Emory University; cash is also accepted. A receipt will be issued for all cash payments.
HOW TO SCHEDULE A STRING AUDITION
String musicians can schedule auditions using the eAudition system. Make certain that as a string musician you select EYSO not AYWS and then follow the instructions for registering; you will receive an email confirmation once you have established your time. Please use the following link either by clicking or pasting it into your browser (N.B. this system will not become active until later in the summer):
IMPORTANT: If the online audition schedule appears full, please contact Martha Shockey directly at [email protected] requesting your preferred day and approximate time. All qualified students wishing to audition will be accommodated.
* WIND & PERCUSSION students audition together with students interested in playing with the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS), the premier youth wind group of the region. This facilitates all wind and percussion musicians for the two Emory-based youth groups being heard at the same time. Wind and percussion students selected for EYSO generally also play in AYWS, but participation in both groups is not a requirement; students pay a single tuition fee (the AYWS fee) for participation in EYSO and AYWS. To schedule a wind or percussion audition for EYSO, simply go through the AWYS scheduling process via the AYWS website and check the EYSO option.
Note: wind and percussion musicians are required for approximately just 5-6 rehearsals before each of the two full orchestra performances in November and May. This allows for a more workable schedule, particularly for those students participating in both EYSO and AYWS.
For general questions, Martha Shockey can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 404.727.6280.