PLACEMENT AUDITIONS 2020-2021 SEASON

August 24, 2020

All auditions will be held remotely via ZOOM.

New and all current members seeking to participate in the 2020-2021 season must audition for placement.

Musicians are asked to perform a solo or etude of their choice, and sight-read (there will no longer be a music theory test). Those interested in joining the Conservatory Orchestra must also prepare the Audition Excerpt.

Plan 15 minutes for the placement audition.

  • Placement audition fee: $35.00 or pay what you can during the COVID-19 hardship (normally this is a nonrefundable fee, but if SOGO has to postpone the season indefinitely this fee is refundable).
  • Tuition fee: Debut $450, Academy $475, Conservatory $550 and is due on or before the last Sunday of August. Tuition can be paid by cash, check or credit card. Tuition may be reduced or refunded if our season is substantially impacted by COVID-19.
  • Financial support: Let us know if you are experiencing financial challenges due to COVID-19 and we will work with you to find a solution. Payment plans can be worked out by contacting SOGO at studentorchestras@gmail.com and limited financial scholarships are available for 50% of tuition. Additional options may also be available.
  • Goldberg Merit Scholarship: The Goldberg Family Charitable Foundation has generously provided a Merit Scholarship to encourage young musicians for their hard work and commitment to the study of music through SOGO. This is a 50% one-time scholarship. Learn more.

For further information on tuition, scholarships, student expectations, concert dress, music,¬†and other related information can be found in the Musician’s Handbook. If you have any other questions about auditions, please contact SOGO at studentorchestras@gmail.com or phone at 360.352.1438.

The next online audition is
August 24, 2020
Scheduling will begin soon. Please check back.

Conservatory

The Conservatory Orchestra is offered for students of advanced high school ability and focuses on the artistic performance of the standard orchestral repertoire.  Conservatory brass members also participate in the SOGO Brass Choir.

Please note the rehearsal time change for 2020-2021 season.

  • Cameron May, Music Director & Conductor

  • Rehearses Sundays 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Tuition: $550

Academy

The Academy Orchestra is offered for students of advanced middle school/intermediate high school ability and performs standard repertoire as well as some arrangements of the standard repertoire.

Please note the rehearsal time change for 2020-2021 season.

  • Greg Allison, Artistic Director & Conductor

  • Rehearses Sundays 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM

  • Tuition: $475

Debut

The Debut Orchestra is offered for students of advanced elementary/middle school ability level and perform arrangements of the standard repertoire. Academy and Debut students are instructed in music history, theory, and ear training.

Please note the rehearsal time change for 2020-2021 season.

  • Travis Sipher, String Conductor
    Jennifer Marin, Wind Conductor
  • Rehearses Sundays 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

  • Tuition: $450