For orchestra audition information, please click on "Orchestras" on the left.
Auditions are for new students, and students wishing to change orchestras, or to move from Violin 2 to Violin 1.
If your orchestra and section remain the same, then you do not need to audition.
Youth Orchestra: Immediately after Orientation and until Youth Orchestra rehearses at 10:30. Auditions resume at 12:15 at the end of the Youth Orchestra's rehearsal. Room 009. All cello and bass students will go to Room 069 at 10:30 to audition with Mr. Carlos Bardales. Students should be prepared to play a solo, some scales, and so some sight reading.
Intermediate II: a sign-up sheet will be on the door no later than 8:55 am. Sign up early! Immediately after Orientation go to Room 035 to audition with assistant conductor Mr. Rob Rempher. At 10:30 all cello and bass students will go to Room 069 to audition with Mr. Carlos Bardales. Students should be prepared to play a solo, some scales, and so some sight reading.
Intermediate I: Immediately after Orientation, ALL Intermediate 1 students go to Room 041 to pick up music and/or audition with Ms. Livingston. This includes cello and bass students. There will be two lines outside room 041: One to just pick up music and the other to audition. Auditions are also for students who would like to move up to a different section in the orchestra. (ie. 3rd vln to 2nd vln, etc.) There will be a sign -up sheet for auditions on the door.
Students should be prepared to play a solo, some scales, and to do some sight reading.
Beginner 1 and 2: Immediately after Orientation, all beginner students go to Room 086. Both groups will be together. Ms. Swisher would like each student to play a short song for everyone. This will allow her to evaluate the beginner levels and let each student know which group he or she is placed in. Each student will need a parent to fill out an information sheet for Ms. Swisher.
All DUSS classes meet on Saturdays in the Biddle Music Building.
Beginner I Room 086, 11:30 AM to noon, Stephanie Swisher, conductor
Beginner II Room 086, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM, Stephanie Swisher, conductor
Intermediate I Bone Hall, 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM, Shelley Livingston, conductor
Intermediate II Bone Hall, 12:25 PM to 1:45 PM, Stephanie Swisher, conductor
DUSS Youth Orchestra Bone Hall,10:30 AM to 12:15 PM, Dorothy Kitchen, conductor and Shelley Livingston, assistant conductor
Chamber Music Jessica Long, Dorothy Kitchen, Shelley Livingston, Rob Rempher, Stephanie Swisher, coaches
Theory II Room 102, 9:30 AM to 10:20 AM and 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM, Matt Stutzman, instructor