Welcome to Pope High School auditions for the 2017-2018 school year

Auditions are held once a year in March during the Spring semester.  There are not auditions held in the Fall semester so students must decide if they want to audition ahead of time.



Incoming Freshman (8th graders) have 2 options for next year:

1. Enroll in orchestra during Pope registration in March with their orchestra teacher and be placed in the freshmen orchestra class.
2. Audition for orchestra placement into either Chamber or Mastery Orchestra  If they would like to audition, they must complete the online request for audition time by Friday, March 10, 2017.  Once you have registered, you will receive an email with your audition date and time.  Auditions are 10 minutes but you will need to plan on being at the school for 30 minutes for warmup and sign-in.   By auditioning for a higher level orchestra, you accept the responsibilities of performing in the orchestra as well as the outside practice that may accompany participation in the group.  All events are located on the popeorchestra.net website.

9th-11th grade students have two options:

1. Enroll in orchestra during registration and be placed in Advanced Orchestra.
2. Audition for orchestra placement. If they would like to audition, they must complete the online request for audition time by Friday,March 10, 2017.  Once you have registered, you will receive an email with your audition date and time.  Auditions are 10 minutes but you will need to plan on being at the school for 30 minutes for warmup and sign-in.   By auditioning for a higher level orchestra, you accept the responsibilities of performing in the orchestra as well as the outside practices that may accompany participation in the group.  All events are located on the popeorchestra.net website.

Auditions for 2017-2018: 

1. Auditions for the 2017-2018 school year will be held Monday 27, 2017  and Tuesday, March 27, 2017 at Pope High School. 
2. To audition, you must complete the online request for auditions via the website (popeorchestra.net) by March 10, 2017.
3. The audition has two components: 1) Scales & Arpeggios 2) Excerpts
4. Audition results will be sent via email by Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

*Tips for Auditions*

Scales & Arpeggios. Violins, Violas, Cellos: scales must be eighth note, slur two with QN= 60 and Arpeggios must be quarter note, separate bow with QN = 60. For violins, violas, and cellos: all scales should be 3 octaves. Extra points for 4 octave scales

Basses all scales should be 2 octaves. Extra points for 3 octave scales

VIOLIN: G Major, A Major, G Melodic Minor, and A Melodic Minor
VIOLA: C Major, D Major, C Melodic Minor, and D Melodic Minor
CELLO: C Major, D Major, C Melodic Minor, and D Melodic Minor
BASS: F Major, G Major, F Melodic Minor, and G Melodic Minor

Excerpts Please download and print your excerpts from the website. Pay close attention to articulation marks and tempo.




​Pope High School Orchestra

(770) 578-7900

3001 Hembree Rd. Marietta GA 30062