Our three non-auditioned ensembles include the Triangle Youth String Sinfonia (grades 7-12 only), the Triangle Youth String Orchestra, and the Triangle Youth Jazz Lab. Please see below for information about our non-auditioned ensembles.
The Philharmonic Association offers three different non-auditioned ensembles. We offer two levels of string orchestra for violin, viola, cello and bass musicians and one level of jazz ensemble.
There is no formal audition for Sinfonia, but new members must perform a scale and the Sinfonia Skill Sheet for their instrument at a proficient level to demonstrate readiness for the ensemble. Directors will be in touch with members to schedule a meeting and decide seating before the first rehearsal.
TYSO Meet the Conductor:
All musicians 4th grade and above who can read music are accepted into TYSO. There is no audition, but the ability to read music is necessary. In order to become acquainted with each participant’s playing and provide the best possible experience in the orchestra, conductor Myriah Luke would like to hear each participant perform one line of a solo prior to the first rehearsal.
TYJL Meet the Conductor:
The Triangle Youth Jazz Lab is a non-auditioned ensemble, but the ability to read music is necessary. Musicians will be selected based on experience, desire to participate, family support for participation, and our big-band jazz ensemble instrumentation needs.