Those wishing to perform in a Tuesday evening or Friday morning formal concert for CCPAS must first perform successfully in an audition. There are two auditions per season, in the fall (November) and spring (April 28th). Audition dates and times will be announced in the Newsletters. One need not be a CCPAS member to audition; however, after a successful audition, membership is required before being considered to perform at these concerts.
Play three contrasting pieces selected from three of the four major periods of music.
Ensemble (group audition)
Chamber Player (individual audition)
Performers passing the audition for either Ensemble or Chamber player may not perform as a soloist until they have passed a Solo Instrumentalist audition.
However, an individual who has successfuly auditioned as a soloist may be considered for both solo and ensemble performances. Requests for an ensemble performance at CCPAS must be made by an auditioned member.
Accompanists are not required to audition. Performers desiring to audition who do not have ready access to an accompanist may refer to the list of accompanists in the CCPAS directory. The performer is not required to select a CCPAS accompanist and may choose whoever is qualified.
In all cases, the Audition Committee is looking for skills in different styles and techniques.