Auditions 2013-2014

We have openings in all sections:

Flute                Trumpet                Violin

Oboe                French Horn         Viola

Clarinet            Trombone             Cello

Bassoon            Percussion            Bass


Auditions are Thursday, September 12th

from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Chamblee Middle School,

3601 Sexton Woods, Chamblee, 30341.

Please call Mr. Kuutti at 770-364-4383 to set up an audition time. 

Please download and/or print the audition information, application form, and orchestra calendar found in the pages to the right.

Follow the links below for the excerpt for your instrument

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Here are some pointers for auditioning:

*Find a recording of the music and listen.

*Practicing a shorter amount daily will

  work better than last minute cramming.

*Wear something comfortable and

  presentable. While clothes are never a

  factor for the judges, dressing well can

  boost your self confidence.

*Arrive well ahead of your audition time

  so you can tune, warm up, and practice

  in the rehearsal room provided.

*All of the judges have been in your shoes

  auditioning at many levels. They are

  hoping to hear good music played well

  and want you to succeed.

*Personally, I enjoy hearing the many

  interpretations students bring to the same

  piece of music. This will be fun!

Updated June 20th, 2013

How much practice

time you have left:

All you need to play are memorized scales, the prepared excerpt and a little sight-reading.  Don’t put it off—try out this year!

STRINGS:  Four major scales with arpeggios; first violin, G, Ab, A, Bb in three octaves; second violin, D, Eb, E, F in  

                     two octaves; viola and cello G, Ab, A, Bb in two octaves; bass E, F, G, Ab in two octaves.

WOODWINDS and BRASS:  five chromatically adjacent major scales, two octaves with arpeggios. 

PERCUSSION:  Demonstrate ability on snare, xylophone and/or timpani.

Important change! September 12th will the only night for auditions!

    The DeKalb Youth Symphony Orchestra is getting ready to start our 2013 – 2014 concert season for another year of great music and we want you to be a part of it! 

We recently performed an excellent concert tour of Ireland in the Spring of 2012

and are making preparations for a new concert tour of the Baltics:

Finland, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania in the Spring of 2014.

New musicians will be auditioning for a position in the orchestra. 

Returning DYS members will be auditioning for seating. 

Please make sure you play the indicated metronome markings.

Auditions and rehearsals will be held at Chamblee Middle School.