Recorded Region Audition
Below is last year's audition information; you may read to familiarize yourself with the process.
VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS: PLEASE READ!
Students are to record their audition at home according to the following procedures and rules. Read them carefully or your video will be disqualified. You will record ONE VIDEO with your scale and abridged excerpts. This means you only need to record the part of the excerpts listed in canvas. What is on each video:
Why Try Out for the Lowcountry Region Orchestra?
The Lowcountry Region Orchestra is a two-day orchestra event for the strongest string players in this region of the state. Students who participate in the Region Orchestra may audition for the South Carolina All-State Orchestra, the most talented players in the entire state. Both events are wonderful opportunities for students to perform with the finest student musicians in South Carolina and to perform under the direction of a nationally/internationally renowned conductor. College recruiters look for student accomplishments such as acceptance in to these prestigious orchestras, and these events also give students a chance to meet and make new friends around the region/state with similar interests.
How To Audition This Year (The 2020 Region Auditions will be VERY different this year, so READ CAREFULLY.)
Students will be submitting video auditions, and this page has been created to guide you through this process. It's important to know that last year our region (Lowcountry Region) was split into two regions, which means there are MANY more spots for students to make it into the Region Orchestra.
Audition Due Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021: Video Auditions will be recorded by the STUDENT at their own house, and must be submitted electronically by Saturday, January 9, 2021.
Register for the Region Audition, click SOA String Region Registration, and complete the google form.
Audition Requirements click here: Region Audition Excerpt Link. After clicking the link, select the appropriate instrument and grade level. Required Scales are posted in the top left corner of each audition excerpt page. Contact Dr. Selby if you have trouble with the link.
Region Event Information: The Region Rehearsals and Concert will be located in the new auditorium and facility at James Island Charter High School on February 19-20, 2021. We will keep an eye on the pandemic and district rules, and will continue to make adjustments accordingly. Even if the Region Event is postponed or canceled due to the pandemic, students who qualify for Region Orchestra will receive Region Recognition at the end of the year, and will be eligible to try out for All-State orchestra.