Student Orchestra Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Student Orchestra at a Family Conference!

1. Download Music

Please download and print a copy of the audition music that pertains to your instrument (Note: We will not be auditioning for harp or piano.) If more than one part appears in the music, you may select the part that you can perform most comfortably.

2. Record Your Audition

Please record a CD, DVD, or MP3 file of yourself playing the music designated for your instrument. (Please contact us before submitting media in any other format.) A separate recording/file should be made for each student in your family who will be auditioning.

Practice with a metronome. You may insert one full measure of rest in place of any multiple measured rests.

3. Submit Your Audition

8-violin-quartetPlease clearly label each recording with the following information. (If you’re mailing a CD or DVD, please label the disc itself, not just the case that contains it.)

  1. Your name
  2. Your home phone number
  3. Your current email address — (Audition results will be emailed to you.)
  4. Your instrument(s)
  5. The year and conference that you plan to attend (e.g., Sacramento 2017)

Your audition must be submitted by the following dates. Recordings that are postmarked after these deadlines are not guaranteed consideration for this year’s conferences.

  • For Big Sandy, the postmark deadline is March 27, 2017.
  • For Toccoa, GA, the postmark deadline is April 24, 2017.
  • For Sacramento, the postmark deadline is June 5, 2017.
  • For Green Lake, WI, the postmark deadline is August 7, 2017.

Files may either be emailed to music@iblp.org or mailed to:

2017 Orchestra Auditions
One Academy Blvd.
Big Sandy, TX 75755

4. Wait for Review

You will be notified by email whether or not you are accepted into the orchestra AFTER the appropriate deadline has passed and all submissions have been received and evaluated. Please be patient, as this process does take some time.

Remember that we cannot accept everyone into the orchestra. Next year, we will begin the audition process again. A year of diligent practice can make a very big difference!