POVO - Point of View Orchestra

POVO Point of View Orchestra is an innovative and adventurous new ensemble at Concordia Conservatory at Concordia College New York. POVO will perform repertoire crossing genre and geography, and the orchestra will be joined by Conservatory faculty and guest artists from rock, folk, classical and global music. This is not your usual orchestra. Join us for our inaugural season in 2019-20 with two concerts and dinners culminating our Fall and Spring semesters.

Ages 11 & up  |  Saturdays 12:00 –1:30pm, beginning November 2

2019-20 Audition Dates
June 23, 5:00–7:00pm
September 7, 10:00am–12:00pm
or by special appointment

Core instruments  Strings, winds, brass, percussion
Auxiliary instruments  Piano, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, drum set

Core instrumentalists will participate in every rehearsal and two concerts; auxiliary instrumentalists may not be needed on every concert or at every rehearsal.

All auditions must be scheduled; please call the Conservatory office to arrange an official time slot.


1. Repertoire
Each student is asked to perform two solo pieces in two different styles, at least one of which is “classical.” Percussionists should prepare one piece (a solo or etude) on snare drum and another on bells or xylophone. Percussion instruments will be provided at the audition.


2. Technique: Scales up to 3 sharps and 2 flats

Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass: two-octave scales
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone: one-octave scales
Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba: one-octave scales
Percussion (bells or xylophone): one-octave scales
Piano: three-octave scales, hands together
Electric Guitar: two-octave scales
Electric Bass Guitar: two-octave scales


3. Sight-Reading

Students will be asked to sight-read a passage which corresponds to their skill level, and will be given two opportunities to perform the given passage. Percussionists will be asked to sight-read on both snare and mallet instruments.