Orchestra

Orchestra Audition Requirements for 2019-2020 Admissions

All applicants must thoroughly read and follow the 4 step application/audition process on the Admissions homepage.

DIRECTOR
Dr. Enrique Lasansky

ORCHESTRA WEBSITE
Click here

ONLINE APPLICATION
November 5, 2018 – January 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

PREAUDITION MEETING
Thursday, January 10, 2019
6:00 pm
Concert Hall

PREVIEW DATES
DSA does not have a shadow program.  Instead, we have 5 Preview Mornings.  Preview is from 7:40 am – 9:30 am.  It is for both parents and students.  Everyone will spend the first half of the time in one large group hearing from the DSA principal.  After the large group session, students and parents will receive a tour of the school from a DSA parent who is in the same major you’re interested in auditioning for.

To sign up for a Preview Morning, click HERE

AUDITION DATES
Your specific audition time will be given to you at the preaudition meeting.  Audition dates are:

February 9, 2019
February 16, 2019

ACCOMMODATIONS
If your student needs accommodations for the audition, as written in a 504 or IEP, please provide a copy of the 504 or IEP to Assistant Principal Aspen Burkett ONE WEEK before your student’s audition date.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Middle School:  A live performance consisting of one major scale and one melodic minor scale (two octaves for middle school 0-3 sharps or flats) plus a two octave g chromatic scale. Three octave scales are optional.
A solo of your choice that demonstrates lyric and technical abilities, (or two contrasting solos) plus sight reading.

High School:  A live performance consisting of one major scale and one melodic minor scale (three octaves 4-7 sharps or flats) plus a three octave G chromatic scale.
A solo of your choice that demonstrates lyric and technical abilities (or two contrasting solos), plus sight reading. 

Your audition will take place with the DSAO director. Current students and/or one of our resident professional artists may also be present at your audition.

A letter of recommendation is always welcome, but is not required.