The primary Allegretto auditions are held in June for placement in the Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Allegretto performing season. For the auditions, students should prepare the PMEA District 7 solo from December 2016. In addition, once students have registered, they will receive a set of orchestral excerpts to prepare. Sight-reading is often part of the audition.
Auditions will be held at the following locations and times:
Saturday June 3, 9:00 to 4:00 at First United Methodist (Walnut St., Lancaster) - All winds and brass, Allegretto Strings
Wednesday June 14, 6:00 to 9:00 at First United Methodist (Walnut St., Lancaster) - Youth Symphony Strings
Saturday July 1, 9 to 3 at First United Methodist (Walnut St., Lancaster) - Youth Symphony Strings
There is a $180 membership fee to participate in Allegretto, which helps defray the costs of the ensemble. For students who are only participating in two of the three concerts, the fee is $150. Students are expected to be part of at least two of the three concerts each season.
There is a $180 membership fee to participate in Youth Symphony ($100 per concert, if not performing the entire season)
There is a $10 audition registration fee. Returning students have this fee waived.
Please register no later than Tuesday, May 22nd, 2017.