2017-2018 Audition Information



How to Prepare

Students should prepare approximately 2-3 total minutes of music consisting of two contrasting excerpts (one fast/technical, one slow/lyrical) from the standard solo and/or etude repertoire for their instrument.  Selected chromatic and major scales will be asked, and sightreading will be provided.  Students should not use GMEA All-State Band/Orchestra audition materials or orchestral excerpts.

Percussionists should prepare a solo/etude for two of the following:  snare drum, mallets (2 or 4 mallets), and timpani.  Rudiments, scales, and timpani tuning will also be demonstrated.

Students are evaluated on the basis of tone quality, intonation, technique, timing, rhythmic accuracy, musicianship, expressiveness, and reading ability. 

In addition to standard wind ensemble/concert band instrumentation, the AYWS seeks performers on piano, string bass, and harp. Students who play multiple instruments (e.g. piccolo and flute, clarinet and bass clarinet, multiple saxophones, etc.) should indicate so at the audition, although only one audition is necessary.






August 3 - 10, 2017

Weekdays 4:00-9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00-6:00 pm and Sunday 12:00-6:00 pm

Lakeside High School
3801 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30345