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In addition to regular group lessons, students may also audition for placement in one of our school’s dectets (10 instruments each dectet).  These groups rehearse once a week and perform at the Winter Concert, the Enrichment Fair, International Night, The 5th grade Simulated Congressional Hearings, a local retirement center, and at the Spring Concert.


Auditions will be held during the first full week of October.  An audition schedule will be sent home via email by Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Audition Requirements listed below–please be ready for all FOUR items!

1. Scales (The scales [sheet music] will be placed on your child’s desk on 8.31.17)

  • Violin – One octave C Major & D Major AND two octave G Major.
  • Viola/Cello – One octave G Major & D Major AND two octave C Major.
  • Bass – One octave G, C and D Major.

Scales must be performed in quarter notes at QUARTER NOTE = 96.


2. Prepared Piece: All instruments must play a solo piece which is demonstrative of their ability–something they have been working on with a private teacher or have practiced over the summer.


3. Audition Excerpt: (This music was placed on your child’s desk on August 31, 2017, but if somehow it was “lost” –you’re in luck!  Click on the links below to download your own personal copy of the audition music)

17-18 Dectet Audition — Violin Music

17-18 Dectet Audition — Viola Music

17-18 Dectet Audition — Cello Music

17-18 Dectet Audition — Bass Music


4. Sight reading: Your child will be given music at the audition to perform without prior practice.   A great website to practice sight reading is: