2020-2021 All State Orchestral Strings Workshops

The Music Academy of WNC is offering All-State preparation workshops for middle and high school violin, viola, and cello students.  Topics covered include the required solo, scales, and sight reading.  All workshops are taught and conducted by Music Academy String Faculty members Jan Daugherty (violin & viola) and Matthew Pierce (Cello).  Each workshop is limited to the first 15 registrations.  All workshops are held in the Music Academy rehearsal room.  Please register on the form below.

All workshop participants should have their scales and required piece learned prior to attending the workshop.  These workshops are designed to “polish” all required All-State materials so each student can maximize their audition potential.  These workshops are NOT designed to teach participants scales and the required audition piece.  Required audition pieces and scales are found below.  Please consult your public school orchestra director to obtain a copy of your required materials.  Each participant must bring their required audition materials to the workshop along with their bow and instrument.

All-State High School Grades 9-12 Schedule
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Tuition: $15.00

Violin:  9:00 – 11:00 AM
Viola:  12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM
Cello:  2:30 – 4:30 PM

All-State Middle School Grades 6-8 Schedule
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Tuition:  $15.00

Violin:  9:00 – 11:00 AM
Viola:  12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM
Cello:  2:30 – 4:30 PM


Audition Requirements – High School
(Scales and Arpeggios)

Perform all scales and arpeggios from memory. The tonic may be repeated in each octave. Perform scales as sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50. Perform arpeggios the same number of octaves as the corresponding scales, eighth note triplets at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50.

Violin: C, G, D, A, B-flat major 3 octaves; F major 2 octaves; any melodic minor of the student’s choice 3 octaves. Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.

Viola: C, G, D, F major 3 octaves; A, B-flat major 2 octaves; any melodic minor of the student’s choice 3 octaves. Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.

Cello: C, G, D, F major 3 octaves; A, B-flat Major 2 octaves; any melodic minor of the student’s choice 3 octaves. Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.

(Audition Pieces)

Violin:  Concerto in A Minor, 1st movement, J. S. Bach
Viola:  Processional, from Meditation and Processional, Bloch
Cello:  Sonata No. 1 in B-flat major, 1st and 2nd movements, from Six Sonatas for the Cello, Vivaldi


Audition Requirements – Middle School
(Scales and Arpeggios)

Perform all scales and arpeggios from memory. The tonic may be repeated in each octave. Perform scales as sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50. Perform arpeggios the same number of octaves as the corresponding scales, eighth note triplets at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50.

Violin, Viola, Cello: C, G, D major 2 octaves; F major 1 octave; any melodic minor of the student’s choice 1 octave. Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.

(Audition Pieces)

All solos are from Solo Time for Strings, Book IV, by Etling. Each solo is to be prepared by all instruments.
Air Varie, DeBeriot, Page. 12.