Rossen Milanov, Music Director

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The following is required for percussion experience
for the Columbus Symphony Academy auditions.

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

Edibility Requirements

Select the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra ensemble excerpts that match 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 below:


2 Years of Experience: Excerpt of Aaron Copland’s Hoe-Down from “Rodeo”
3-4 Years & 4+ Years Experience: Excerpt of Shostakovich’s “No. 3 Polka” from The Golden Age Ballet Suite


2 Years Experience: Etude No. 12 Excerpt from Fundamental Method
3–4 Years & 4+ Years Experience: Exercise #49 from Modern Method for Tympani

Audition Timeline