2018 ISO Leadership Audition Pieces

Hello, ISO Leadership Applicants! Here is your chance to stand out as a young musician by sitting at the front of the ensemble and helping lead the orchestra. Applicants will be judged by their musicality, steady tempo, solid intonation, rhythm, posture and technique.

The following are excerpts for the upcoming leadership auditions for violins, violas, cellos, and bass students for the ISO.  Throughout the semester, leaders need to abide by the attendance policy and set a good example to the other orchestra members with their preparation, posture, and behavior. Please look for an email in your inbox with a Sign-Up Genius link to pick a time for an audition on either August 25th or 26th. Note that Violin Leaders will rotate between 1st and 2nd Violin leadership positions. 

Students wishing to remain in the same section in the same orchestra they were placed in during 2018-2019 DO NOT need to audition.

Students wishing to audition for ISO but are not interested in auditioning for leadership seats can visit the following website for audition guidelines HERE.

There are two Leadership audition selections posted below: one from Serenade for Strings by Layden and American Patrol, a march by F.W. Meachem. Leaders need to be well-practiced, calm and confident. We look forward to hearing your auditions!


Serenade for Strings: Measures I-End, tempo 90bpm. 

American Patrol: Pickup to 9-23, tempo 120bpm.


Serenade for Strings: Measures Beg-C, tempo 88bpm (for the halfnote)

American Patrol: Pickup to E-G, tempo 120bpm


Serenade for Strings, "Prelude": Measures B-End, tempo 64bpm

American Patrol: Measures 41-69, tempo 120bpm


Serenade for Strings: Measures Beg-B, tempo 90bpm

American Patrol: 41-77, tempo 120bpm