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Audition information

2018-2019

Date: TBA

We offer three separate orchestras: Junior String Orchestra (ages 10 and under), Intermediate String Orchestra (ages 6-13), and Senior String Orchestra (RCM 5 or higher). Auditions will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The audition should only take 5 minutes.

Requirements:

  • Students should prepare one work of their own choice. This should be a piece the student feels comfortable playing, and they feel represents the level of their playing.
  • Students will be asked to play one scale (of their own choice) that is associated with their RCM level. Please see below for the list of scales and rudiments to choose from.
  • The student will be asked to play a short sight reading excerpt.

If you’re not sure of your RCM level, please see below:

Violin
RCM Grade 3 and Below

  • G Major
  • C Major
  • F Major
  • A Harmonic Minor
  • D Harmonic Minor
  • G Harmonic Minor

RCM Grade 4-7

  • A♭ Major
  • E♭ Major
  • B♭ Major
  • E Harmonic Minor
  • C Harmonic Minor
  • E Melodic Minor

RCM Grade 8 and above

  • B Major (3 octaves)
  • E Major (3 octaves)
  • E♭ Major (three octaves)
  • D Harmonic Minor
  • C# Harmonic Minor
  • F Melodic Minor

Viola
RCM Grade 3 and Below

  • G Major
  • D Major
  • E Major
  • D Harmonic Minor
  • C Harmonic Minor
  • G Harmonic Minor

RCM Grade 4-7

  • A♭ Major
  • B♭ Major
  • C Major (3 octaves)
  • G# Harmonic Minor
  • G Harmonic Minor
  • G Melodic Minor

RCM Grade 8 and Above

  • E♭ Major
  • D♭ Major
  • G Major (3 octaves)
  • C# Harmonic Minor
  • E♭ Harmonic Minor
  • E♭ Melodic Minor

Cello
RCM Grade 3 and Below

  • D Major
  • G Major
  • F Major
  • C Harmonic Minor
  • D Harmonic Minor
  • G Harmonic Minor

RCM Grade 4-7

  • F Major
  • E Major
  • D Major (3 octaves)
  • A Harmonic Minor
  • E Harmonic Minor
  • G Melodic Minor

RCM Grade 8 and Above

  • F Major
  • F# Major
  • C Major (4 octaves)
  • F Harmonic Minor
  • F# Harmonic Minor
  • E♭ Melodic Minor
  • Contrabass
  • F Major
  • A♭ Major
  • G Major (2 octaves)
  • C Harmonic Minor
  • G Harmonic Minor
  • C Melodic Minor

More information

UNB Conservatory
Tel.: 506 458-7259
conserv@unb.ca

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