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Only one of our camps, the Piano Institute, requires and audition for acceptance to camp. But many of our camps have a placement audition at check-in to determine ensemble and chair placement. In addition, some of our camps have optional auditions for opportunities such as the Honors Solo Recitals and Chamber Choir. Please see the categories below for specific audition information by camp.


Placement Auditions

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The camps listed below have placement auditions. These auditions are required and take place during Check-in before you go to the dorm. Once the camper completes these check-in activities we will build a class schedule to fit. You will receive a personalized schedule before your first class that will include your assignments and will give you the times and locations of all of your classes.

If your camp is not listed below, then it does not require a Placement Audition.

A note about ensemble placement:
Once ensemble assignments have been made they will not be changed.  We are proud that our campers have the opportunity to play alongside other student musicians from throughout the 50 states and other countries. The students at our camps come from a variety of backgrounds and musical experiences, and therefore, the ensemble assignment and/or seating you receive at camp may not be what you are used to back home. This can be a shock to some campers who are used to always being placed at the top.

We encourage campers to prepare for the placement audition and then to trust the decisions of the FSU educators to place them in the appropriate ensemble. Our instructors want all campers to get the most out of their camp experience and we stand behind the decisions they make.  Changes will NOT be made to ensemble and/or seating assignments after they have been completed. Please be aware that coming late to or missing the regular camp check-in may effect your placement and/or seating assignment.

Band Camp for Middle School
  • Two scales of your choice
  • Two solo excerpts, etudes or short pieces
    • One piece should be slower, lyrical
    • One piece should be faster and more technically demanding
    • (Percussionist should prepare a snare piece and a mallet piece)
Band Camp for Senior High
  • Placement AuditionThis camp requires a placement audition at check-in to determine your ensemble and chair assignment. This audition will take place during check-in before you go to the dorm.Campers should prepare the following for the Senior High Band Camp placement audition:Two scales of your choice
    Two solo excerpts, etudes or short pieces*

    • One piece should be slower, lyrical
    • One piece should be faster and more technically demanding
    • *Percussionist should prepare a snare piece and a mallet piece

    Once ensemble assignments have been made they will not be changed.

    If you are attending both sessions of Senior High Band Camp, you will re-audition at check-in the second week.

Jazz Camp

WIND & BRASS INSTRUMENTS:

  • Two major scales of your choice
  • One piece of your choice

DRUMMERS:

  • Please be able to play a swing pattern

Piano, Guitar & BASS (Electric & Upright), :

  • Please be able to play a 12 bar blues pattern
String Orchestra

Placement Audition

  • Two scales of your choice
  • One solo piece of your choice that best demonstrates your playing ability
  • You may also be asked to sight read during this audition.

Once ensemble assignments have been made they will not be changed.

If you are attending both sessions of String Orchestra Camp you will re-audition at check-in the second week.

Optional Audition:

The Honors Solo Recital is a special performance on Thursday evening featuring solo performances from selected students.

If you are interested in auditioning for this you opportunity, please note the following:

The first round of auditions only take place at check-in.  If you cannot arrive during the designated check-in time then you will not be able to audition.  You will be notified if you are being asked to the second round of auditions.

If an accompanist is required, one will be provided; be sure to bring music for the accompanist.

  • The piece you audition with must be the piece you perform at the recital
  • All music must be a music Class A/Grade 5 or higher with a time limit of 6 minutes
  • Only solos (with or without accompaniment) are acceptable. No ensembles, no trios, no duets.

 

Optional Auditions

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The camps listed below have optional auditions. These auditions take place during check-in. If you can not arrive during the regular check-in window, then you will not be able to audition for these opportunities.

Band Camp for Senior High

Optional Audition:

The Honors Solo Recital is a special performance on Thursday evening featuring solo performances from selected students.

If you are interested in auditioning for this you opportunity, please note the following:

The first round of auditions only take place at check-in.  If you cannot arrive during the designated check-in time then you will not be able to audition.  You will be notified if you are being asked to the second round of auditions.

If an accompanist is required, one will be provided; be sure to bring music for the accompanist.

    • The piece you audition with must be the piece you perform at the recital
    • All music must be a music Class A/Grade 5 or higher with a time limit of 6 minutes
    • Only solos (with or without accompaniment) are acceptable. No ensembles, no trios, no duets.

 

String Orchestra

Optional Audition:

The Honors Solo Recital is a special performance on Thursday evening featuring solo performances from selected students.

If you are interested in auditioning for this you opportunity, please note the following:

The first round of auditions only take place at check-in.  If you cannot arrive during the designated check-in time then you will not be able to audition.  You will be notified if you are being asked to the second round of auditions.

If an accompanist is required, one will be provided; be sure to bring music for the accompanist.

  • The piece you audition with must be the piece you perform at the recital
  • All music must be a music Class A/Grade 5 or higher with a time limit of 6 minutes
  • Only solos (with or without accompaniment) are acceptable. No ensembles, no trios, no duets.

 

Choral Ensemble and Treble Choir Camp

Coming Soon