2017-2018 Audition Information

How to Prepare

Students should prepare:

  • 2-3 total minutes of music consisting of two contrasting excerpts from the standard solo and/or etude repertoire for their instrument
    • One fast/technical excerpt
    • One slow/lyrical excerpt
  • Selected major and chromatic scales

Sight-reading will be provided

Students should not use GMEA All-State Band/Orchestra audition materials or orchestral excerpts.

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, and of the saxophones, etc.) should indicate so at the audition, although only one audition is necessary.

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






August 3 - 10, 2017

Scheduling will open in
mid-June 2017 on ayws.org

Lakeside High School
3801 Braircliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30345