Rossen Milanov, Music Director

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4+ Years Experience

The following is required for 4+ Years’ Experience
for the Columbus Symphony Academy auditions.

Select 2 scales from the following:
A Major, E-flat Major, B-flat Major, E Major, A-flat Major

Minor Scales

Select 1 scale from the following:
F# Minor, C Minor, G Minor, C# Minor, F Minor

Edibility Requirements

Select the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra ensemble excerpts that matches your instrument, grade (2024-25), and ability level. All excerpts listed for your instrument are required for your video. Excerpts can be found by clicking your instrument below:

  1. A standard solo piece from standard repertoire or a concerto movement
  2. A school ensemble piece – this can be a band or orchestra piece you are currently working on with your school music teacher
  3. Piece from OMEA Class B or C List – see for lists. Ask your school music teacher for help selecting the right piece.

Audition Timeline

Need some suggestions for your solo piece selection? We recommend viewing the Ohio Music Educators Association List of Solo & Ensemble Recommendations. Find your instrument below and choose from one of 3 OMEA Class Levels that fits the musician’s performance level. Discuss these options with your school teacher or band/orchestra director.