• DISTRICT ORCHESTRA

    2023-2024 PMEA District 11 Orchestra Festival (grades 9-12)

     

    2024 District 11 Orchestra Festival
     
    Audition: Saturday, 12/9/23 
    Festival: Thursday, 2/8- Saturday, 2/10/24
     
     
    The audition is in three parts; scales, solo, and sight-reading.
    Please prepare the audition requirements with your private teacher, and let Mrs. Pak know if you are planning on auditioning. 
     
     
  • BCMEA (Bucks County Music Educators Association)

     

    PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association)

     

    The BCMEA County Orchestra and PMEA District Orchestra Festivals are auditioned, 3-day honors orchestra festivals. These festivals include string students from neighboring districts throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties. Students who take private lessons, who are in String Ensemble, or who are highly motivated, are encouraged to audition for these festivals. Please speak with your private teacher & Mrs. Pak if you are interested in auditioning.  

     

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  •  COUNTY ORCHESTRA

     

    2023-2024 BCMEA High School Festival

     

     Audition: Saturday, January 20, 2024

    Bristol Township School District

    Festival: Thursday, March 14- Saturday, March 16, 2024

    Pennridge School District

    Snow Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024

     

    The audition consists of scales, a specific solo piece, and sight-reading. Students in grades 7 & 8 should prepare the middle school audition material and students in grades 9-12 should prepare the high school audition material.

    Please prepare the audition requirements with your private teacher and let Mrs. Pak know if you plan to audition.

     

    HS BCMEA String Scales

    High School String Solos:

    Violin – Romanze in F Major - Beethoven (m. C - F)

    Viola – Concerto in B Minor - Handel (Mvt 2, m.17-end)

    Cello – Faurie Elegie - a tempo to Tempo 1

    String Bass – Sonatina Beethoven (Poco animato to end no repeats)

     

     

    MS String Scales

    Middle School Audition Solos:

    VIOLIN: Solo Time for Strings Book 4, Forest Etling, Published by Alfred - Sonatina-Pleyel Measures 1-31

    VIOLA: Solo Time for Strings Book 4, Forest Etling, Published by Alfred - Sonatina-Breval

    CELLO: Suzuki Book 3, Published by Summy-Birchard, Inc.,Distributed by Alfred - Gavotte in C Minor-Bach

    BASS: Solo Time for Strings Book 3, Forest Etling, Published by Alfred - Beethoven Melodies-Arr. Etling