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​Pope High School Orchestra

Welcome to Pope High School auditions for the upcoming 2018-2019 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 2, 2018.  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 2, 2018.  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.

Please note that members of the Chamber and Mastery Orchestras are expected to participate in all scheduled events.  Students that are not able to perform will need to be placed in a lower level orchestra.  


Auditions for 2018-2019: 

1. Auditions for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year will be held Monday, March 26, 2018  and Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Pope High School. 
2. To audition, you must complete the online request for auditions via the website (popeorchestra.net) by March 2, 2018.
3. The audition has two components: 1) Scales & Arpeggios 2) Excerpts
4. Audition results will be sent via email by Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

*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.