AUDITIONS FOR ORCHESTRA
Orchestra auditions are welcomed from students who play the following instruments:
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon
French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba
AUDITIONS FOR BIG BAND
Big Band auditions are welcomed from students who play the following instruments:
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Double Bass
You should create a video recording of between 1.5 and 5 minutes in length
You should try to play something appropriate to the ensemble you are auditioning for:
Something jazzy or syncopated for Big Band.
Something in a baroque/classical/romantic/modern style for Orchestra
It may be unaccompanied, or with piano/backing track accompaniment
You should put the following information in the video description:
Name & School
Group you are auditioning for (Big Band/Orchestra)
Any relevant experience, eg School Orchestra/Band/Previous ISCMS
Upload your video to a file/video sharing site such as Youtube/Youku/Vimeo/OneDrive and make sure it is viewable
PASTE THE LINK in your repy to the orchestra manager OR via the ISCMS contact page on the website.
If you do not wish for your video to be public, please select ‘unlisted’ in YouTube. This means that anyone with the link can still access it but people without the link cannot find your video.
NB – please do not select “PRIVATE” in any file sharing format, as we won't be able to see the video.
The deadline for submitting your registration audition to the orchestra manager is 17th November 2023. It is a good idea to prepare for this early!
Please make sure you can be seen fully, and your instrument. Don’t stand too close to the camera!
How to audition
Once you have registered for ISCMS, if you have applied for the Orchestra or Big Band, you will be contacted by the Orchestra manager about submitting an audition video.