Auditions for 2020-2021 Season
- NVYW will host two “Open House” rehearsals on September 21 and 24 for prospective members to experience our online rehearsal plan. Complete this form to receive Open House login credentials and rehearsal materials.
- Space is available for at least one new member in most sections. Video auditions may be submitted at any time on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Instructions for submitting can be found by clicking the Audition Instructions/Submissions button below.
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Who is Eligible
Northern Virginia Youth Winds is open to students grades 8-12 who are members in good standing with their public, private, parochial or home school band. Selection to the ensemble will be determined by successful audition and instrumentation needs.
What Is Expected at NVYW Auditions
- Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be conducted via video on a first-come, first-serve basis until sections are full.
- Auditions should include a prepared “own-choice” selection of up to two minutes in length. This may be an etude, solo, or standard excerpt for the instrument. More than one selection may be included to demonstrate varied styles.
- Percussionists should include selections for both mallet instrument and snare drum.
- All auditions should include a full range chromatic scale and a variety of major scales that demonstrate range and key fluency.
- There is no requirement for sight-reading.
Need-based scholarships may be available. Applications will be made available at the time of acceptance and due upon confirmation of participation.