Auditions

Our next round of Auditions will be in January 2022. if you would like to join now, contact us by emailing sheila@snoqualmiestrings.com.

Audition Requirements

In addition to observing the level of difficulty each student is capable of playing, we will be evaluating tone, technique, and sight-reading ability.

Junior Orchestra

  • Be prepared to play a current solo piece, Suzuki book 1 or equivalent. **PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR MUSIC FOR THE ADJUDICATORS!**

  • Sight-read a passage of our choosing (for information purposes only--children will not be excluded based on sightreading ability.)

(Auditions are optional for children who are enrolled in Beginning Strings classes. If you do not plan to audition, please register for Junior Orchestra HERE)


Youth Orchestra

  • Be prepared to play a current solo piece, Suzuki books 1-3 or equivalent **PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR MUSIC FOR THE ADJUDICATORS!**

  • Play a one- or two- octave scale in a key of your choosing, ascending and descending. Be prepared to play each slowly and fast

  • Sight-read a passage of our choosing


Chamber Orchestra

  • Be prepared to play a current solo piece, Suzuki book 4 or higher, or equivalent **PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR MUSIC FOR THE ADJUDICATORS!**

  • Play a two- or three- octave scale in a key of your choosing, including higher positions, ascending and descending. Be prepared to play it slowly and fast.

  • Sight-read a passage of our choosing



If you have at least one year of playing experience but do not want to audition, you can register for Junior Orchestra.

If you have no experience playing a stringed instrument, you can register for Debut Orchestra: