Audition Information

Middle school and high school-aged string musicians are invited to audition for Colorado Crossroads Youth Orchestra's 2022-2023 season. While our spring auditions have concluded, we will be adding a date in August to accommodate new musicians.  Please check back on this page for the August date, which will be released in the summer.


Audition Requirements:

1. Solo: Musician's choice. Solo should showcase shifting, tone, vibrato, musicality, and rhythm. 2-minute limit. Acapella only.

2. Scale: Coordinating 1, 2, or 3-octave scale in the same key as the solo piece.  

3.  Sight-reading.  Music and a metronome will be provided at the audition to ensure the musician is able to read music fluently.


4. Excerpts: Pastorale and Brandenburg

Musicians are required to play the Pastorale and one Brandenburg of their choice.  Excerpts are found at the bottom of this page.

* If desired, musicians can play all three excerpts.

Auditions will be evaluated on presentation, tone, musicality, accuracy, intonation, technique, and rhythm.  A copy of the audition evaluation and comments will be available to all participating musicians. 

Audition Fees - $25.00 per musician payable via cash, check, Venmo, and/or PayPal the day of auditions.

* Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. beginning on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 8755 Scarborough Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919


Violin Excerpts

Auditioner's Choice


Bass Excerpts

Auditioner's Choice


Cello Excerpts

Auditioner's Choice


Viola Excerpts

Auditioner's Choice