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The excerpts are a central and vital part of your audition. NYO audition excerpts are made up of core excerpts and repertoire excerpts. Core excerpts are instrument-specific orchestral pieces chosen by our tutors in the professional orchestral field, and repertoire excerpts are taken from music NYO will play in 2021. You will be required to prepare all the excerpts in the audition booklet unless otherwise specified. We recommend you prepare very well indeed and look at them well in advance of your audition. We include them on the website from when applications open that you have plenty of time to look at them. Excerpts are chosen so that you can demonstrate your understanding of orchestral musicianship in demanding repertoire and in a musical context. They enable the audition panel to establish how players of differing standards and address the technical and musical challenges in the same repertoire. Please pay very careful and thorough attention to all of the musical details of the excerpts (including tempo and markings).
Excerpts will be available soon when we open applications, which we have postponed slightly due to the COVID-19 outbreak. There will be plenty of time for you to prepare these excerpts before your audition. All excerpts need a password before you can access them, so that we keep within publishing guidelines. The password can be found within Step 8: Audition Pieces in the application form on the Musicians’ Area. You can use this password to download and view the relevant excerpts. You can also email Shannon at email@example.com to receive this password at any time. We will send it to you again once you’ve submitted your application.