EPSYO auditions are for standard orchestral instruments and are held throughout the year. There are a limited number of positions available in each ensemble, and an audition does not guarantee placement in EPSYO.
Acceptance and orchestra placement is a competitive, merit-based process in which auditionees must meet requirements for consideration.
For any questions, concerns, or feedback, please feel free to contact the EPSYO Office by phoning (915) 525-8978.
Tips on how to prepare for your audition!
The panel consists of EPSYO conductors who rank each audition by assessing the following:
- Intonation, rhythm, dynamics, articulation (staccato & sautillé bowings for strings; legato & tonguing for wind and brass), and tone production.
- Musical style and attention to directions of the music
- Conductor’s comments on orchestral skills and attendance record (for ongoing members only)
Excerpts can be downloaded below and students are encouraged to meet with a private instrument teacher to properly prepare their solo and scales.
Auditions require that students prepare the specific excerpt(s) listed for the orchestra for which they are auditioning.
Auditions will also include a one-minute solo of their choice, and scales as listed.