Orchestra

Orchestra Audition Requirements for 2021-2022 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 2, 2020 – January 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

PREAUDITION MEETING – virtual for 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
6:00 pm
link to be place here on meeting day

PREVIEW DATES
Because of Covid19, DSA will not have any in-person tours or Preview Mornings for the 20/21 school year.  A full Preview Morning video can be found here.

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

TBA

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
These are from LAST YEAR.

These will be updated during the fall of 2020

Our arts teachers are currently working on how they will complete online auditions in Jan/Feb 2021.
As soon as each major decides how this will be accomplished, it will be placed here.

 

Orchestra Instruments at DSA
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass (Acoustic and Electric)
Harp
Middle School – A live performance consisting of one major scale and one melodic minor scale (two octaves for MS 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.
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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 in the orchestra room with Dr Enrique Lasansky, current students and/or one of our resident professional artists may also be present at your audition.
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Characteristics of the successful DSAO student:
1.Has already demonstrated a passion for music
2.Self-directed
3.Resilient
4.Hard working

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