Application / Auditions

Fall HSYO Audition Dates:

Video audition submissions are due by Friday, September 4th. Video submissions should be sent to hsyo@hollandsymphony.org. Please see audition specifics for HACS and HAYO below.

Holland Area Junior Strings (HAJS) 

This group is a beginning string group which does not require an audition although advance registration is required.  Students are expected to have at least one year of playing experience and will be conducted by Kyle Nester.  Click on the Youth Orchestra tab above for more information.

Holland Area Concert Strings (HACS)

This group is an exciting option for intermediate string students.  This group is perfect for the student who is ready for more than Junior Strings, but not yet ready for the Youth Orchestra.  Kyle Nester will instruct this group and will focus on developing advanced skills such as three-octave scales, developing vibrato, and more advanced ensemble playing.

Audition Requirements for HACS:

NO memorization required
Violin: Major: D (2 octaves), C (2 octaves), Chromatic scale staring on G (2 octaves)
Viola: Major: G (2 octaves), F (2 octaves), Chromatic scale starting on C (2 octaves)
Cello: Major: G (2 octaves), F (2 octaves), Chromatic scale starting on C (2 octaves)
Bass: Major: E (2 octaves), F (2 octaves), Chromatic scale starting on A (1 octave)
ALL STRINGS: 2-3 minutes of a solo or etude

Holland Area Youth Orchestra (HAYO)

Audition Requirements for HAYO:  

NO memorization required; choose one major and the melodic minor scale
Violin: Major: G (3 octaves), A (3 octaves), Melodic Minor: G (3 octaves)
Viola: Major: C (3 octaves), D (3 octaves), Melodic Minor: C (3 octaves)
Cello: Major Scales: C (3 octaves), D (3 octaves), Melodic Minor Scales: C (3 octaves)
Bass: Major Scales: E (2 octaves), F (2 octaves), Melodic Minor Scales: E (2 octaves)”
ALL INSTRUMENTS: 2-3 minutes of a solo or etude

Fill out an application for HAYO, HACS & HAJS here!

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