​CWYSOP Audition Requirements

​All students are required to play a placement audition in order to participate in CWYSOP.  Seating results will posted online with a password protected link allowing only registered participants to view the results.  The audition committee reserves the right to place students in an ensemble based on what it believes to be the best placement for the student.  Only the student is allowed in the room during the audition.

Performing Groups

Symphony Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra performs standard orchestral literature at the advanced high school level.  Members generally have three or more years of ensemble experience and perform individually at an advanced high school level. The Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Kurt Van Tiem and rehearses Sunday afternoons from 5 - 7:15 p.m. The Symphony Orchestra holds two concerts each year and will tour every three to four years.   Symphony Orchestra members will receive sectional coaching from UWSP and Aber Suzuki Music Faculty over the course of each semester.

Students wishing to audition for Symphony Orchestra (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass) should prepare the audition requirements for their instrument. 

Music for placement audtions for Symphony Orchestra:

 

Tuba
Percussion
Violin
Viola
Cello
String Bass​ 

 
Philharmonia
 
The Philharmonia performs various levels of string orchestra literature from standard middle school to high school level.  Members of the Philharmonia should have two to three years of private study or school band experience, along with some ensemble playing.  The Philharmonia is under the direction of Ginger Marten, and rehearses Sunday afternoons from 3 – 4:30 p.m.  Philharmonia holds two concerts throughout the school year and may perform for area schools annually.  Philharmonia members will receive sectional coaching from UW-Stevens Point Faculty over the course of each semester.

Students wishing to audition for the Philharmonia (Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass) should prepare the audition requirements for their instrument. 
 
Music for placement auditions for Philharmonia:

 
Junior Wind Ensemble
 
The Junior Wind Ensemble (JWE) performs various levels of wind band literature from standard middle school to high school level.  Members of the Junior Wind Ensemble should have two to three years of private study or school string experience, along with some ensemble playing.  The JWE is under the direction of Jeanne Olson, and rehearses Sunday afternoons from 3 – 4:30 p.m.  JWE holds two concerts throughout the school year and may perform for area schools annually.  JWE members will receive sectional coaching from UWSP and Aber Suzuki Music Faculty over the course of each semester.

Students wishing to audition for the Junior Wind Ensemble (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba and Percussion) should prepare the audition requirements for their instrument.
 
Music for placement auditions for Junior Wind Ensemble:

 

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