Event for Concordia's National Honor Orchestra

Concordia's National Honor Orchestra

We invite and encourage the best high school string instrumentalist from around the country to audition! In their time on campus, student selected to participate will work with Concordia's music department students and faculty in clinics and rehearsals. They will receive a full day of high energy, focused rehearsing and acclaimed performances. Any high school string orchestra students are encouraged to audition! For those selected to participate, a $45 registration fee applies and covers event costs, lunch and an Honor Orchestra t-shirt. 

Applications and video auditions are due October 1.



Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Rehearsals, lunch, rehearsals
4 p.m. concert in the PE Gym

Audition Instructions

Make a video recording including the following, in this order:

  1. State your name, current grade level and the name of the school you attend. (Please make sure we can hear you!)
  2. Play scales:
    • Violins and basses: play a two-octave D major scale (basses: start on an open D and drop to open E on the second note to work up from there)
    • Violas and cellos: play a two-octave G major scale
  3. Perform a 1 or 2‐minute excerpt from whichever of the following best shows your skills:
    • Solo piece
    • Etude piece
    • Excerpt from your current orchestra music
  4. (optional) Repeat steps 2 & 3 if you are auditioning on multiple instruments.




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