Your Audition

WHO NEEDS TO AUDITION?

All positions in WAYO ensembles are declared vacant at the end of each year. All current and past members are required to re-audition each year along with new applicants.

WHERE ARE AUDITIONS HELD?

WA Academy of Performing Arts
(WAAPA)
2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley.

YOUR INSTRUMENT

With the exception of percussion, applicants are expected to supply their own instrument for auditions, rehearsals and concerts.

WHEN ARE AUDITIONS HELD?

Auditions are held over two weekends: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 November 2021, with limited places available at late auditions on Sunday 5 December 2021. Please check your diary now. If you cannot attend the November auditions, request a late audition on your application form and list a relevant reason or contact the WAYO office as soon as possible. Applicants will be sent their exact audition date and time by email along with their emailed excerpts two weeks prior to the audition.

THE AUDITION PANEL

The audition panel consists of experienced tutors drawn mainly from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and WA Youth Orchestras conductors.

WHAT WILL I NEED TO PREPARE?

Your audition will be no longer than 10 minutes. You will be required to play:

  1. A piece of your own choice
    A piece of music or excerpt from a piece of music that is no longer than 5 minutes in duration appropriate for your current level. All auditions are performed unaccompanied therefore piano accompanists are not required or permitted. Percussionists do not need to prepare a piece of their own choice.
  2. Audition excerpts
    The excerpts will be emailed to you two weeks before the audition date so that every applicant has the same amount of preparation time. The excerpts for December late auditions will be different to the November audition excerpts. Excerpts are graded to the different ensemble levels, so consult your teacher and select only one set of excerpts of the level best suited to your playing ability to prepare. If you have applied for multiple ensembles on the same instrument you will still only need to prepare one set of excerpts.

RESULTS

Results will be emailed to all applicants on Wednesday 8 December, 2021. Applicants need to accept their offer by Monday 10 January 2022, otherwise your place may be offered to a reserve member in the second round of offers. The audition panel’s decision is binding and final. No correspondence will be entered into. Feedback from auditions is not available as information collected through the audition process is private and confidential. Access to any audition recordings will also not be permitted and will serve only as a reference for the audition panel.

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