Saskatoon Youth Orchestra
Prospective members should be serious students of their instruments with several years experience. They should have already developed good technique and facility and be able to play with good tone and intonation.
Player candidates will be provided with audition music specific to their instrument and may be asked to play other material to demonstrate proficiency. Only the candidate and the music director will be in the room during the audition.
String players who have not yet achieved the minimum level for the senior ensemble should consider auditioning for the Saskatoon Strings.
We do our best to eliminate undue stress during our auditions and to make it a worthwhile experience. We don’t expect perfect performances, nor do we tally mistakes.
Audition Dates for the 2018-19 season:
The SYO will be holding auditions for the 2018-19 season on Sunday, May 27, Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 in the Education Building at the U of S. You can book an audition time HERE. To be added to the audition contact list, please email Paul Sinkewicz at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the required audition music:
French Horn http://digioh.com/em/10533/123166/89yewyvk4z?demail=*|EMAIL|*
Bass Trombone http://digioh.com/em/10533/123158/trbk98wkhj?demail=*|EMAIL|*
Double Bass http://digioh.com/em/10533/123162/7njs4mf7pp?demail=*|EMAIL|*
All members of the Saskatoon Strings are required to pass an audition, but it is a developmental ensemble. This audition process helps the Music Director to choose music that will suit the orchestra on any given year. Members in the past have ranged in age from 10 – 18. It is a fact that the group represents many different levels of playing, and Music Director Bernadette Wilson makes every effort to ensure that everyone in the group has the opportunity to learn, whatever their age, and whatever their level of playing.
Candidates will be provided with audition music specific to their instrument and may be asked to play other material to demonstrate proficiency.
Audition for the 2018 season:
Auditions will take place Friday, June 1, 2017, beginning at 7 pm. (tentative) Please go to the main level of the Education Building at the University of Saskatchewan, in the main foyer. Rooms to be determined. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register and warm up.
Watch this space for a link to the sign-up form.
To be added to the contact list for audition notices, please email Paul Sinkewicz at: email@example.com
SSTR Audition Materials:
SSTR Violin http://digioh.com/em/10533/122126/h25akmvkqk?demail=*|EMAIL|*
SSTR Viola http://digioh.com/em/10533/122127/9aspzgwjvn?demail=*|EMAIL|*
SSTR Cello http://digioh.com/em/10533/122128/hxf3d84ezg?demail=*|EMAIL|*
SSTR Double Bass http://digioh.com/em/10533/122129/mmq54rt5qt?demail=*|EMAIL|*
Expectations of players
The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra and Saskatoon Strings are high-calibre music programs. Our players are expected to learn their music prior to rehearsal and attend all rehearsals and performances.
In addition they are expected to:
- practice on a regular and continuing basis
- take private lessons, working on repertoire with your tutor as needed
- participate in all scheduled events
- arrive at least 15 minutes prior to rehearsal
- have a well-maintained instrument capable of being played with good tone and intonation
- participate in their school music program
- conform to the concert dress policy
- represent the SYO Inc. in a creditable manner