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CUSD HS Honor Orchestra 2015

2015 Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) High School Symphony Orchestra

AUDITION Requirements

1. Complete the Google Docs Application

2. Submit a Video Recording of the Required Scales & Excerpts

3. Live Continuous (ONE SITTING) recording at given tempos Videos should NOT be Edited

4. Students should create a PRIVATE and UNLISTED YouTube Video for submission.


Please follow the following procedure while recording the YouTube Video

1. State your name, age, year in school, where you attend


2. Woodwinds/Brass perform chromatic scale, full range of the instrument (lowest pitch to highest pitch, ascending and descending (All Notes Tongued)


3.  Strings   Violins D Major 3 Octave Quarter note = 100,  Viola & Cello:  C Major 3 Octave Quarter note = 100  Bass: C Major 2 Octave  Quarter note =100


4.  Perform audition excerpts, in order as outlined in the audition information below


On line Application & Auditions Due by January 29, 2016  Midnight




Wednesday, February 17 5 - 9 PM @ Capistrano Valley High School

Wednesday, February 24 5 - 9 PM  @ Capistrano Valley High School

 Friday, February 26   2:30 PM Dress Rehearsal @ Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert:  Friday, February 26   7PM  Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall



2016 CUSD Honor Conductor

2016 CUSD High School Honor Symphonic Orchestra ~ Daniel Alfred Wachs


Conductor Daniel Alfred Wachs emerged on the international scene following his debut with the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg in November 2010, leading a world premiere by Toshio Hosokawa at the Grosses Festspielaus.  The Austrian press praised:  "Engaging, rhythmically inspired, precise in its execution, the "Mambo" was equal to a performace by Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra!"  Wachs has guest conducted Orange County's Pacific Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center and many others across the nation.  Under Wachs' leadership, the Chapman orchestra completed a survey of Mahler song cycles with baritone Vladimir Chernov and initiated a paratnership with LA Opera's Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program.  An accomplished opera conductor and collaborative pianist, Wachs guides ensembes with energy, precision, and a welcome sense of clarity and poise. 

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