Auditions


An exceptional instrumental program for the youth of our region.

Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble was formed in 2006. This ensemble provides YOPW percussion players an opportunity to prepare percussion ensemble literature and performs at several YOPW concerts during the season. All YOPW percussionists are members of this group in addition to performing with other major ensembles.

Percussion Ensemble

Coaches

  • David Salisbury, Percussion Ensemble Coach
  • Scott Niehoff, Percussion Ensemble Coach

Membership Fees

  • First Child: $500
  • Second Child: $450
  • Additional children: $400

Rehearsals

  • The Percussion Ensemble rehearses with the Youth Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from September – April. Please see the calendar for a complete listing and any exceptions.
  • Regular Rehearsal Times
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Audition Requirements

To schedule and audition, please contact the YOPW at (703)590-7083 or email yopw@yopwva.org.

See the Other Events Calendar for audition dates, times and locations.

Snare Drum

  • Scales:

  • Rudiments to be played open-close-open: Long roll, 5-stroke, 7-stroke, 9-stroke rolls, flams, flam-accents, ruff, paradiddle.

  • Selection:

  • Exerpts PDFWind Symphony Excerpt

Tympani

Mallets

  • Scales:

  • Bb Major Scale two octaves slowly ascending and descending (Bb below the staff to Bb above the staff).

    Chromatic scale in eighth notes ascending and descending from as low as you can play to as high as you can play. (MM: Quarter note = 96.)

  • Selection:

  • Exerpts PDFWind Symphony Excerpt