• INCOMING ORCHESTRA STUDENTS:

    If you do not wish to audition, you will automatically be placed into LYRICA ORCHESTRA.

    For all other students, there are two stages to the audition.  To qualify for Sinfonia (highest group), students must pass Stage 2. 

    • Stage 1:  Video audition
    • Stage 2:  Live audition (invitation only)

    If you would like to audition, please follow the steps outlined below:

    STAGE 1 AUDITIONS

    STEP 1:  All new students should fill out the STUDENT INFO FORM:

    STEP 2:  Prepare the following music for your auditions:

      • SCALE - Play the following 2 or 3 octave scale (a 3 octave scale increases your chance of being invited for a live audition).  Choose the bowings/fingerings/tempo that are most comfortable for you.
        • Violin - D Major
        • Viola -  G Major
        • Cello -  G Major
        • Bass -  G Major  

      • SOLO WORK - Play two contrasting excerpts from an etude, concerto, sonata, or other solo work that best showcase your technical skill and lyrical style.  These excerpts can be from the same piece, or from different pieces.   Do not use piano accompaniment.  Each excerpt should not exceed 2 minutes.  If you do not have a solo work, you may use an orchestral piece.  However, using an orchestral piece will not accurately show your skill level and will limit your chances of being placed into a higher orchestra.

    STEP 3:  SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION VIDEO BY APRIL 30, 2022

      • VIDEO REQUIREMENTS: Your entire body must be visible.  This includes your hands and instrument.  Make sure the music stand does not block the view.  You may sit or stand.  Dress comfortably but nicely (shorts/tank tops, pajamas are not acceptable).

      • FILE SUBMISSION:  Email your files to:  bellaireorchestra@gmail.com
        • If your file is too large to email, please share it via google drive or something similar.
        • If you do not receive a response from me within 48 hours of your submission, please email me.

    STAGE 2 LIVE AUDITION (INVITATION ONLY): 

    Live auditions will be after school on May 16 or May 18th, 2022. You will be notified of dates/times via email.

    Audition Material:

    • Play 1 major and 1 melodic minor scale of your choice.   Both scales must be 3 octaves. 
    • Play the solo excerpts you played for your video audition.
    • You will sight-read a short excerpt.

    INCOMING PIANO STUDENTS:

    The piano class at Bellaire is for intermediate and advanced players.  These students are generally performing works by Chopin, Debussy, and Beethoven.   Students must audition and be accepted in order to participate.  Priority is given to IB Diploma Candidates.  Space in the piano program is limited.  

    For all other students, there are two stages to the audition.  To qualify for piano, students must pass Stage 2. 

    • Stage 1:  Video audition
    • Stage 2:  Live audition (invitation only)

    If you would like to audition, please follow the steps outlined below:

    STAGE 1 AUDITIONS

    STEP 1:  All new students should fill out the STUDENT INFO FORM:

    STEP 2:  Prepare the following music for your auditions:

      • SCALE - Play an A Major 3 octave scale.  Choose the fingerings/tempo that are most comfortable for you.

      • SOLO WORK - Play two contrasting excerpts from an etude, concerto, prelude, nocturne, or other solo work that best showcase your technical skill and lyrical style.  These excerpts can be from the same piece, or from different pieces.    Each excerpt should not exceed 2 minutes. 

    STEP 3:  SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION VIDEO BY APRIL 30, 2022

      • VIDEO REQUIREMENTS: The video must show the student’s upper body and hands so I may assess posture and finger dexterity.  Please make sure the piano's keys are visible.  

      • FILE SUBMISSION:  Email your files to:  bellaireorchestra@gmail.com
        • If your file is too large to email, please share it via google drive or something similar.
        • If you do not receive a response from me within 48 hours of your submission, please email me.

    STAGE 2 LIVE AUDITION (INVITATION ONLY): 

    Live auditions will be after school on May 16 or May 18th, 2022. You will be notified of dates/times via email.

    Audition Material:

    • Play 1 major and 1 melodic minor scale of your choice.   Both scales must be 3 octaves. 
    • Play the solo excerpts you played for your video audition.
    • You will sight-read a short excerpt.