Audition Guideline

LAKYO- Audition Process Guideline (online) 온라인 오디션 안내 (한글)

LA코리안 유스 오케스트라 온라인 오디션에 관심 가져주셔서 감사합니다. 모든 오디션 과정이 비접촉(contactless) 경험이 되도록 온라인 신청서를 준비하였습니다.

***처음 Google Form을 사용하는 분들께***

종이 신청서를 주로 사용하던 분들이 Google Form 신청서를 작성하게 되면, 막연한 두려움이나 생소함이 있고, 시간도 종이 신청서에 비해 많이 걸립니다. 간혹 그 다음 단계로 넘어가지 않아서 당황을 하게 됩니다. 차분하게 시간을 갖고, 질문 항목마다 작은 글씨로 (한글로) 적혀 있는 안내문을 천천히 읽으면서 작성하면 누구든지 할 수 있습니다. Google Form 작성에 어려움이 있을 경우, 주저하지 말고 이메일 lakoreanyo@gmail.com  혹은 전화 323-243-6130으로 연락을 주세요.

(한글안내 요약) 다음과 같이 세단계로 오디션을 하세요.

  1. 오디션 신청서를 작성한다.
  2. 오디션 동영상을 녹화한다.
  3. 오디션 동영상을 제출한다.

(한글 안내 상세정보)

  1. 오디션 신청서 작성 방법: Google Form을 클릭한 후 완성하여 제출하세요.
  • https://forms.gle/PZUprYFoTskgJRnX8 이 링크를 클릭한 후
  • 기본 연락처, 비상연락처, 음악적인 배경에 대한 질문, 미니 설문을 작성하고, 오디션 신청비 납부 등을 완료하여 submit한다.
  1. 오디션 동영상 녹화 및 유튜브 업로드
  • https://wmcfcontest.wordpress.com/를 방문하여 자신의 연주레벨을 알아보세요.
  • 개인레슨 선생님과 상의하여, 오디션 자유곡과 그에 따른 스케일과 아르페지오를 선택한다.
  • 스마트폰으로 녹화한다 (연주자세와 악기가 화면에 잘 보이도록). 참조: 비디오 카메라는 비디오 파일 용량이 스마트폰보다 훨씬 커서 업로드하는데 시간이 많이 걸림.
  • YouTube에 업로드한다 (설정을 public, unlisted, private으로 할 수 있는데 이때 주의할 것은 private으로 설정하면 본인만 볼 수 있고 오디션 심사위원이 볼 수 없음. unlisted하면 좋은 점이 일반에게 공개되지 않고, 비디오 주소 링크를 아는 오디션 심사위원만 볼 수 있기 때문에 이 설정을 추천. public을 선택하면 검색하는 사람이 모두 볼 수 있음)
  • 업로드한 후 생성되는 주소 shareable link를 카피하여 다음 단계에 있는 Google Form으로 스캔한 악보와 함께 제출하면 끝.
  • 악보 스캔: 심사위원들이 악보를 보아야하기 때문에, 악보를 스캔하여 PDF로 저장한 후, 여러 페이지를 한 세트로 묶어서 하나의 파일을 만든 후에 동영상 링크 보낼때 함께 Google Form으로 제출해야함. 스마트폰에서 Adobe Scan- Mobile PDF Scanner 앱을 다운받아 스캔.
  1. 오디션 동영상 제출: Google Form
    • 오디션 동영상을 녹화하여 유투브에 업로드하고, 악보 스캔을 완료했다면, 이제 제출하면 됩니다.
    • https://forms.gle/bGmgxRaCrQZNtJYL6 이 링크를 클릭하세요.
    • 기본 연락처 (이름, 이메일, 악기 등등)와  비디오 링크 그리고 악보 등을 입력하여 완성하여 제출. 끝!

LAKYO- Audition Process Guideline (online) 온라인 오디션 안내 (영어)

I.  Audition Application Form via Google Form

  • Audition Application Google Form: click the link above
  • Pay the audition fee of $35 per student (non-refundable) by Venmo, Zelle, or Credit Card.
    • Option 1: Venmo ID “@Gene-Chung-3” The last four digits of the phone number is 6079
    • Option 2: Zelle “The recipient email is layouthphil@gmail.com Account’s name is Los Angeles Youth Philharmonic”
    • Option 3: Credit Card – provide your card information on the application form.

II. Audition Video Link Submission via Google Form

There will be NO in-person audition (online audition only). 

Step 1 (Record): How Do I Record My Audition Video?

Record your audition video in a quiet environment with your camera distance being good enough to capture your face, posture, instrument, fingering, bowing, hand shapes, lip shape (wind & voice) etc.. You may use your iPhone or smartphone.

  • Introduce Yourself (7-20 seconds; include your first/last name, school, grade)
  • Play Your Scale & Arpeggio
  • Play Your Audition Piece

An unedited/uncut video is preferred, but you may combine your intro/scale/arpeggio clip with your solo audition video as one file.

Alternative: You may submit your most recent solo recital/exam or any type of performance video instead of your audition video if you have one. In this case, you need to submit a separate video of the required scale & arpeggio in addition to your solo performance video.

Solo Audition Piece 오디션 솔로곡Select a solo piece (one fast movement only) from the suggested repertoire (click here)or a solo piece your teacher recommends. 
(Notes for Woodwind/Brass/Percussion only) Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Level 5-6: Play your etude and solo piece consecutively.Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Level 7-10: You may play your three current band excerpts as an alternative.
Scale & ArpeggioPlay the scale & arpeggio as fast as possible to demonstrate fluency in the key which your solo audition piece is written in before you perform it. If it is written in the minor key, play the melodic minor. If you have already recorded your solo piece video, send us a separate video of scale & arpeggio.
(Notes for all Woodwind/Brass/Percussion levels, Strings Level 10-12, & Piano/Organ only) Play a chromatic scale (ascending & descending).
Technique DemonstrationIf the piece or etude you perform does not include the techniques you would like to demonstrate, you can display them through playing a scale, a short etude (8-16 measures) or an orchestral excerpt.
Sheet Music PDFSubmit a PDF copy of your audition piece being performed, with measure numbers written at the beginning of each staff (if not printed) and markings like bowings, fingerings, articulations, breaths, musical expressions, interpretations etc., after scanning.
Suggested app: Adobe Scan- Mobile PDF Scanner
Audition Video Link Submit your shareable audition video links via Google Form after you upload it on YouTube. Click the link on Step 3 below to submit your audition link and PDF copy.
Alternative: You may upload your video to share on one of your preferred online cloud services like Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud etc. with no expiration date or password.
MemoryMemory is not required but strongly recommended.
AccompanimentNo piano accompaniment required (optional).
No repeatNo repeat: Do not take a repeat.
Dress CodeYou are encouraged to wear your formal concert dress.

Step 2 (Upload): How do I upload my audition video and get a link on YouTube?

  • Sign in to YouTube (a parent can create an account at www.youtube.com)
  • Click “Upload”
  • You can choose the video privacy settings (“public” or “unlisted”)
  • Copy the shareable link (which is the URL address created when uploading)

Step 3 (Submit): How do I submit my audition video link and sheet music?

  • Submit your shareable audition video links via Google Form after you upload it on YouTube. 
  • Audition Video Submission Google Form: click the link above

Alternative: You may upload your video to share on one of your preferred online cloud services like Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud etc. with no expiration date or password.

Submission Checklist:

Fill out your Online Audition Application Form (via Google Form) 
Pay your audition fee by Venmo, Zelle, or Credit Card 
Submit your shareable video link and your sheet music PDF (via Google Form) 
Optional: You may send us your resume or supplementary materials to let us know more about you via Google Form.

Additional FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: What is the normal length of an audition video?

A: It depends on your solo piece. For example, if a violinist selects a concerto (fast movement) by Vivaldi for Level 5-6, it takes about 4-5 minutes. To play a scale and arpeggio takes about 30 seconds to 1 minutes. Thus, the total may be within 5-7 minutes for this case.

Q: We have technical difficulties combining the scale/arpeggio/chromatic part and the solo piece together. We recorded separately.Is it possible to send 2 different links for each portion?

A: Yes, that will be fine.

Q: How do you determine “playing level”?

A: It depends on how you as an applicant play the audition solo piece and scale/arpeggio/chromatic. We divide the playing levels into the three categories: Level 5-6, Level 7-9, & Level 10-12, providing the suggested repertoire for each level category. You need to talk to your private teacher in order to see if you are ready to apply for the audition and to select an appropriate level piece from the suggested repertoire or comparable pieces. Your ensemble level is determined  based on your audition result, experience, engagements and current school grade level. You will be placed into each appropriate level ensemble. Soloists are nominated by the audition adjudicators and selected by each concert committee.

Q: Is there a specific reason why the suggested repertoire for the piano/organ audition is all concertos? 

A: Concerto is one of the great musical forms in which orchestral students can experience/express group playing and harmony (Italian, from concertare ‘harmonize’). To perform a concerto is strongly recommended not only for piano/organ students but also other orchestral instrumental students as you can see their syllabus on our website.

Q: We are not able to upload a file in Google Forms. How can we fix the problem?

A: In order to upload a file via Google Forms, you are required to sign in to Google. 

  1. If you do not have a Google account, click this link https://support.google.com/families/answer/7103338?hl=en and create an account for your child under 13. 
  2. If you have a Google account, sign in to your Google account.

Q: We were wondering if you still need the music scores if it is part of Suzuki? My kids are in book 6 and their scores are marked up and a bit messy.

A: Yes, we value markings on the audition scores.

Q: How can I merge multiple pages into one?

A: Please give it a try (either one).

1. iPhone or smartphone app: Adobe Scan- Mobile PDF Scanner (https://www.adobe.com/acrobat/mobile/scanner-app.html).

  • Install it on your iPhone or smartphone
  • After scanning and saving the pages as one combined copy of PDF, share it via AirDrop to transfer to your computer or send it to your email address as an attachment.

2. On your computer:

Q: Do you accept a recommended letter from my private studio teacher/school orchestra director/mentor?

A: Yes, we do. A recommendation letter is optional. You may include it or any other materials when submitting your final audition video via Google Forms in order that the Performer Selection Committee may know more about you.

Q: May I submit my resume or supplementary materials?

A: Yes. To submit a resume or supplementary materials is optional. You may submit it via Google Forms along with your audition video.

Q: I have a simple question on the video recording.  Do all pieces must be done in one sitting?

A: It depends on your instrument. Cello, harp, and piano need to be seated whereas other instruments have the option to stand or sit. The option is up to you when recording an audition video.

A: We misinterpreted “in one sitting” as a “sit or stand’ issue. We hope you find an answer to your question from this audition guideline.

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오케스트라 설립취지: LA코리안유스오케스트라는 클래식 악기교육과 오케스트라 연주활동을 통해 어린이/청소년에게 음악예술을 즐길 수 있는 감성을 키워주며, 재능기부를 통해 음악을 함께 나누는 가치를 심어준다는 취지에서 정진식 음악박사가 2003년에 설립한 청소년 오케스트라입니다. 순수음악에서도 뛰어난 기량을 발휘하는 한인 청소년들과 함께 K클래식 음악을 널리 알리고 있습니다.