Audition Resources from OrASTA for the
OMEA All-State High School Orchestra 2022 Auditions
OrASTA is here to help you prepare and do your best!
Click here for the OMEA High School Orchestra Audition Materials
Click here for the Annotated OMEA High School Orchestra Audition Materials
Click here for the OMEA All-State website
Participate in a Masterclass (or observe one)!
ASTA Oregon is delighted to present a series of online instruction masterclasses to help students prepare audition videos for OMEA 2022 HS All-State Orchestra. Students may choose to perform in the masterclass format, or simply observe. Recordings of the classes will also be available if you cannot attend the live class.
Viola: Saturday, Sept. 18th at 5 pm, with Dr. Arnaud Ghillebaert, Instructor of Viola at the University of Oregon.
Violin: Sunday, Sept.19th at 5 pm, with Dr. Tomás Cotik, Associate Professor of Violin at Portland State University.
Cello: Monday, Sept. 20th at 7 pm, with Trevor Fitzpatrick, Oregon Symphony Orchestra.
Double Bass: Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 7 pm, with Tyler Abbott, Instructor of Double Bass at the University of Oregon.
The cost for students of ASTA members is $20 for those who perform in the masterclass, and $10 for those who wish to observe. For students of non-members, the fee is $30 for performers, $15 for non-performers. If you cannot attend the live class, you may purchase the recording at the observation rate ($10 for members, $15 for non-members)
Previous materials: 2020 Audition Excerpts Learning Resources
Watch videos of our OrASTA members teach the OMEA HS Audition repertoire
Violin: Access files here
Resources for the violin audition materials provided by Dr. Tomas Cotik, Assistant Professor of Violin in the School of Music & Theater at Portland State University and OrASTA Board Member.
A note from Dr. Cotik: "Here are video recordings of all of the excerpts required for the All-State violin auditions. To facilitate the preparation of the excerpts, I have also included the scores with my fingerings and bowings as well as the full orchestral score, a brief introduction about each piece, and advice on solving the typical problems that I have seen students confront in terms of rhythm, bow stroke, articulation, dynamics, vibrato, intonation and phrasing. These articles cannot replace the necessity of slow, mindful practice or the weekly guidance of a teacher. Regardless, I couldn’t resist putting together some resources to complement and help students and teachers as they prepare the All-State audition excerpts."