String audition for the Long Bay Youth Symphony will be held on Tuesday, September 4th at Ocean View Baptist Church, 7300 N King's Hwy. Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
Winds/Brass/Percussion auditions will be held on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at Trinity Church, 3000 N King's Hwy. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Audition applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once an application is received, an audition time will be assigned. Please communicate a desired audition time between 4 and 7PM.
Please contact Youth Orchestra Manager, Stephen Hand, at email@example.com for more information if you are interested in joining our group!
Membership: The Long Bay Youth Symphony is open to players of all orchestral instruments, from 7th graders to college undergraduates (some exceptions to this may be granted, at the discretion of the director). There are only limited positions available for woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All members must re-audition each year.
If interested in the LBYS, what do I do next? Submit an Audition Application to the Youth Orchestra Manager, Stephen Hand, and we will contact you to solidify an audition time. (Application available for download below.)
How to Submit? Applications may be emailed, mailed, faxed or delivered in person to the Long Bay Symphony Office.
Long Bay Youth Symphony
1107 48th Avenue North, Suite 310-E
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(o) 843- 448-8379 (f) 843-946-9897
Notification of Acceptance: Candidates will be notified of their acceptance status via email as soon as possible following their audition, but no later than the end of the week. Rehearsal attendance is mandatory, so mark your calendars now!
Excerpts: You must play excerpts from the scheduled music for the Fall LBYS concert (files are found directly below). Do your best to come as close as possible to the indicated tempos and be careful to observe any written dynamics, articulations, etc. Please be aware that the excerpts are primarily for placement within each string section.
Major Scales: Up to 4 flats/sharps (A-flat major/E major): You will be asked to play 2 different scales. Be prepared to play them in a manner in which you are accustomed. (Minimum speed: quarter note = 60 beats/min.)
Brief Solo: A performance of a part of a solo or etude that is approximately 2 minutes in length. All-Region solo excerpts would be acceptable for this audition.
Winds & Brass
Major Scales: Up to 4 flats/sharps (A-flat major/E major): You will be asked to play 2 to 3 different scales. Be prepared to play them in a manner in which you are accustomed. (Minimum speed: quarter note = 60 beats/min.)
Brief Solo: A performance of a part of a solo or etude that is approximately 3 minutes in length. All-Region solo excerpts will be acceptable for this audition.
Sight Reading: Candidates may be asked to sight read a short musical selection.
Brief Solos: Prepare 2 brief solos/etudes. One on snare drum and another one on mallets. All-County/All-Region solo excerpts will be acceptable for this audition.
Sight Reading: Candidates may be asked to sigh read a short musical selection.
Timpani (optional): If you have timpani experience, please bring a timpani etude/solo as well.