Musique Sur La Mer Orchestras and Academy of Music is an internationally acclaimed, non-profit organization that empowers musicians and celebrates diversity through exemplary musical experiences and community service opportunities. MSLMO serves humanity through the international language of music. MSLMO strives to develop young people into quality musicians, exemplary citizens and leaders and give musical voice to amateur, para-professional and professional musicians. Musique Sur La Mer Orchestras & Academy of Music – Orchestrating Excellence Since 2000.
Audition Application and Eligibility
Eligibility & Auditions
Who is Eligible?
For youth musicians: school music program participation is mandatory, if there is a program at your school
For youth musicians: private teacher for lessons on your instrument during the year(s) of MSLM Youth Orchestras and Ensembles participation
The following instrumentation/level/grades as of September of the year of participationa. La Petite Musique Strings – Strings Grades 3 – 8 – able to read music and be proficient in the following scales in first position: G, Bb, C, D, F, Ab. Shoreline Strings – Strings, Piano, Percussion – Grades 5 – 9 Audition
Must have a developed vibrato, be able to play all 2 octave Major and minor scales – Must have completed level IV Suzuki Book or the equivalent
c. Offshore Winds – Woodwind Ensemble – Grades 7 – 12 – Audition Advanced level of performance, able to play all major, melodic, and chromatic scales and Major and minor arpeggios.
d. Musique Sur La Mer Honors String Orchestra – Strings, Piano- Grades 7 – 12 Audition – Must have a developed vibrato, Violins and Violas should be able to play all 3 octave Major and minor scales and arpeggios – Cellos and Basses should be able to play all 2 octave Major and minor scales and arpeggios – Must have completed level VI Suzuki Book or the equivalent
e. Musique Sur La Mer Youth Symphony Orchestra – Full Instrumentation (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, harp) Grades 7 – 12 Audition
Strings: Must have a developed vibrato, be able to play all 3 octave Major and minor scales and arpeggios – Must have completed level VI Suzuki Book or the equivalent Woodwinds/Brass: All Major and minor scales and arpeggios with proficiency, advanced level of performance with mature tone, intonation, and vibrato Percussion: Proficiency with drum set, hand percussion, mallet percussion including timpani and xylophone
f. Musique Sur La Mer Community String Orchestra – Strings, Piano – Adults age 18 +. Audition Must have a developed vibrato, Violins and Violas should be able to play all 3 octave Major and minor scales and arpeggios – Cellos and Basses should be able to play all 2 octave Major and minor scales and arpeggios – Must have completed level V Suzuki Book or the equivalent
- LEVEL I – LA PETITE MUSIQUE (Strings Only)
1 – 2 minute Solo of your choice that reflects your highest level of prepared performance 1 or 2 octave scale with arpeggio of your choice
- LEVEL II – SHORELINE STRINGS (Strings and Piano)
2 minute solo of your choice from standard classical repertoire that reflects your highest level of prepared performance 2 or 3 octave scales and arpeggios performed slurred 3 notes to a bow – your choice 1 Major and 1 Melodic Minor
- LEVEL III – MUSIQUE SUR LA MER HONORS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, OFFSHORE WINDS, MUSIQUE SUR LA MER YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, MUSIQUE SUR LA MER COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
ALL INSTRUMENTS: 2 minute solo or excerpt of your choice that reflects your highest level of performance PLUS. . .
Violins & Violas: 1 Major and 1 Melodic Minor 3 Octave Scales with Arpeggios – slurring 3 or 4 notes per bow at your fastest, most accurate tempo and again single bows slowly with vibrato
Cellos:1Majorand1MelodicMinorscaleofyourchoice-slurring3or4notesperbowatyourfastest,most accurate tempo and again single bows slowly with vibrato
Contrabasses: 1 Major and 1 Melodic Minor scale of your choice – 2 Octave Scales with Arpeggios – Whole Single Bows with Vibrato – Medium tempo
Woodwinds&Brass: Your choice of one 2 Octave Chromatic scale of your performed threeways-slurredupand back at your fastest accurate tempo AND tongued up and back at your fasted accurate tempo AND Slowly with vibrato with sustained tones
Percussion: 2 hands mallet orchestra bells 2 octave scale and arpeggio of your choice. demonstrate basic rudiments on the snare drum and/or drum set, and demonstrate tuning timpani
* Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time. Please wait outside until you are invited into the studio. Masks are required when entering the studio. Parents are asked to kindly wait outside for your young musician. The entire audition process will take 10 minutes. Please have your young musician bring your parking ticket inside for validation.
Musique Sur La Mer Youth Orchestras – The Conservatory
Marcy A. Sudock – Music Director
423 CD Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802