Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for Samohi musicians to participate in honor orchestras at regional, state or national level.

Please see Mr. Aiello or Mr. Wang for further information concerning audition requirements for honor orchestras.

CODA
California Orchestra Directors Association

California Orchestra Directors Association December Honor Orchestra

December 4th, 2021, John Adams Performing Arts Center

https://www.codaorchestras.org/december-honor-orchestra/

 

Audition materials:

For strings:  Audition excerpts are on the CODA website www.codaorchestras.org.  The application must be turned in to Mr. Aiello or Mr. Wang by Tuesday, Sept. 28th.  Audition recordings and application fee ($45) must be submitted online by Sept. 30th.

All State Honor Orchestra (CASMEC)

February 20 - 23, 2020

Fresno, California

February 17-20, 2022 – Fresno, CA

www.codaorchestras.org                    www.cbda.org

 

CASMEC and CODA – hosts an honor String Orchestra and an honor Symphony Orchestra

 

Audition materials:

For strings:  Audition excerpts are on the CODA website www.codaorchestras.org.  The application must be turned in to Mr. Aiello or Mr. Wang by Monday, Nov. 29th.  Audition recordings and application fee ($55) must be submitted online by Dec. 1st.


For Winds/Brass/Percussion:  You can obtain your audition scale excerpts from www.cbda.org. On your application, you should indicate your preference of All State Band, All State Orchestra, or either.  Turn in your application and fees to Mr. McKeown and Mr. Sakow.

NYOUSA (National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America)

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Young-Musicians/National-Youth-Ensembles/NYO-USA/Apply/Orchestra

 

  • September 9, 2021: Application officially opens

  • November 11, 2021: Application deadline

  • December 1, 2021: Recommendation deadline

  • January 27, 2022: Applicants notified of status; audition feedback provided shortly thereafter

  • Mid-May 2022: Audition excerpts posted for 2023 program

  • July 2022: Program begins

SMMUSD FESTIVALS

Large Ensemble Festival

TBA


Solo and Small Ensemble Festival

TBA

SCSBOA

Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association

For more information, visit www.scsboa.org


SCSBOA All Southern Honor Orchestra audition materials are available online https://www.scsboa.org/2022-honor-groups-audition-music-scales/  More information will be sent out once the audition and event dates have been publicized.

ASTA with NSOA Honor Orchestra (American String Teachers Association with the National School Orchestra Association)

The National High School Honor Orchestra

Only 11th and 12th grade students are eligible for this biennial orchestra. 

For more information, visit www.astaweb.com

NYO2 

NYO2

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Young-Musicians/National-Youth-Ensembles/NYO2/Apply

 

  • September 9, 2021: Application officially opens

  • November  30, 2021: Deadline for nominations

  • December 15, 2021: Application deadline

  • January 3, 2022: Recommendation deadline

  • February 17, 2022: Applicants notified of status; audition feedback provided shortly thereafter

  • Mid-May 2022: Audition excerpts posted for 2023 program

  • July 2022: Program begins

National Association for Music Education - All National Orchestra

https://nafme.org/programs/all-national-honor-ensembles/

 

In order to be eligible, you must have been a member of the High School All State Orchestra or Band last  year.  A virtual 2021 All-National Honor Ensembles program will take place on Saturday, January 22 – Monday, January 24, 2022.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Kiwanis Solo Competition

TBA