MAS Orchestra is comprised of Miami-Dade County Public Schools string instrument (violin, viola, cello and bass) students in grades 6-12 who attend Miami Arts Studio 6-12 @ Zelda Glazer, an A-rated, 2020 National Blue Ribbon School, in Southwest Miami-Dade County. MAS Orchestra has close to 200 students and two directors across six levels of orchestra and instrumental techniques classes ranging from beginner to advanced. MAS Orchestra participates in many district, state, and national festivals and competitions as well as hosts many performances and field trips throughout the school year. MAS Orchestra is committed to bringing music and music-making experiences to our students and community in an effort share our love of music and to bring our community closer together.
GRADES 6-8 (*Strings)
Performance of a prepared selection on an instrument from Essential Elements, Suzuki, or other work
Performance of a one or two octave major scale on an instrument
Aural pitch matching
Please bring a photograph to the audition, not to exceed 5”X7” and print your name on the back of the photo with your choice of magnet strand.
· Please note that the instruments in orchestra magnet are violin, viola, cello and string bass. Students who audition on another instrument (piano, recorder, guitar, etc.) will have to choose violin, viola, cello or string bass if they are accepted to the program, and parents must purchase the instrument outfit and additional materials before the first day of school.
GRADES 9-10 (*Strings)
Perform two contrasting classical solo pieces of music (no etudes). The selections should be Grade Two or higher from the Florida Orchestra Association list or Suzuki Book Two or higher. Bring two copies of your selections to the audition.
Perform two scales
Demonstrate acceptable proficiency on a music theory examination
Please bring a one-page resume and photograph to the audition, not to exceed 5”X7” and print your name on the back of the photo with your choice of magnet strand.
· Please note that students auditioning to high school orchestra magnet must audition on violin, viola, cello or string bass. Students who are accepted to the orchestra magnet program need to own a personal instrument. If a student does not own their instrument, parents must purchase the instrument outfit and additional materials before the first day of school.
Vivian Gonzalez, Orchestra Director
Daniel Yucra, Music-Orchestra
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