INCOMING ORCHESTRA STUDENTS:

All incoming students not wishing to audition for our top orchestra (Sinfonia) may submit a video audition.  If you are auditioning for Sinfonia, or if you prefer a live audition, please contact me 2-3 weeks prior to the start of school to set up an audition time. 

  • Requirements to audition for Sinfonia: The student must have made Region Orchestra at any point during middle school, or be in the top orchestra of the Houston Youth Symphony.  I will also request a recommendation from the student’s orchestra director.

Music Selections:
Students should prepare a scale (2-3 octaves is preferable) and a solo of their choice (etudes are acceptable).  If they do not have a solo, they may use an orchestra piece they have been working on.        

  • Strings: If the solo is longer than 3 pages, only play the first 3 pages.  If less than 3 pages, play the entire solo.  Skip multi-measures of rests.  Students auditioning for Sinfonia will also be asked to sight-read.

Deadline: 
Please submit your files no later than 1 week prior to the start of school.  This gives me time to notify the counselors if schedules need to be changed. 

Videos Requirements:
Violin/Viola: The video must show the student’s upper body from the front so I may assess posture/fingerings/bowings.
Cello/Bass: The video must show the student’s entire body from the front so I may assess posture/fingerings/bowing. 

Student Information Form:  
CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE STUDENT INFORMATION FORM 

File Submission:
Email your files to:  bellaireorchestra@gmail.com

  • If your file is too large to email, please share it via google drive or something similar.
  • If you do not receive a response from me within 48 hours of your submission, please email me.


INCOMING PIANO STUDENTS:

The piano class at Bellaire is for advanced players.  These students are generally performing works by Chopin, Debussy, and Beethoven.   Students must audition and be accepted in order to participate.  Priority is given to IB Diploma Candidates.

Music Selections:
Students should prepare a scale and a solo of their choice.  If the solo is longer than 3 pages, only play the first 3 pages. If less than 3 pages, play the entire solo.

Deadline: 
Space in the piano program is extremely limited and on a first come, first served basis.  Please submit your audition videos as soon as possible. 

Student Information Form:  
CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE STUDENT INFORMATION FORM 

Videos Requirements:
Piano: The video must show the student’s upper body and hands so I may assess posture and finger dexterity.

File Submission:
Email your files to:  bellaireorchestra@gmail.com

  • If your file is too large to email, please share it via google drive or something similar.
  • If you do not receive a response from me within 48 hours of your submission, please email me.