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The MLYS is open to intermediate through advanced young musicians who play string, wind, brass or percussion instruments. Auditions are required of every musician even those returning from the previous year. The MLYS is inviting new musicians to audition.   Auditions for the season are scheduled as follows:
Date TimeLocationAddress
08/19/2013 06:00 PMBret Harte High School364 Murphys Grade Rd. Angels Camp, CA
08/20/2013 06:00 PMCalaveras High School350 High School St. San Andreas, CA
08/21/2013 06:00 PMMotherlode Music11310 Prospect Dr. #70, Jackson, CA
08/22/2013 06:00 PMSonora Baptist Church412 Stockton Rd. Sonora, CA

For young musicians, we encourage you to learn about and develop your auditioning skills.  This will be a great asset throughout your musical career.

Ask your teachers to help you prepare for an audition.  We will make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.

Audition guidelines:
  • Prepare a short 2-3 minute solo to highlight your skills.
  • Know your scales. Be able to play at least 2 octaves in the major and minor keys.
    • 1 major scale: D major or F major (major scale for your own instrument)
    • 1 relative minor scale and
    • 1 chromatic full range scale
  • You'll be asked to sight read. Practice sight reading and counting simple tunes that you've never heard before.
  • Dress casual