Music Assessments

All string musicians are requested to arrange for music assessments for each Fall Session. Music assessments for Winter Session will be held for new members and previous members wishing to join a different ensemble. Music assessments are not auditions. They are a no stress opportunity for all musicians to:

  • enjoy playing beautiful and challenging music,

  • gain more confidence

  • improve their skill as a musician

  • receive music for the most applicable orchestra/ensemble and section

  • begin each session with the best possible experience

Music assessments will be held:

Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass:

TBA September 2021

Fine Arts Center at College of Southern Idaho



If you cannot schedule on this day please contact us at Musicians auditioning for Chamber will participate in music assessments at the time of auditions. 

The scales and excerpts for each orchestra are linked on the buttons below. Typically musicians participate in two ensembles. Please download, print and prepare all those that apply.​

Chamber Ensemble Audition

Musicians interested in Chamber Ensemble will be asked to play the following:

  • One three-octave scale of your choice.

  • A 2-3 minute excerpt from your solo literature. (Does not need to be memorized. No accompaniments.)

  • Sight-read an excerpt provided at the audition.

Acceptance into Chamber is for Fall and Winter Sessions unless other arrangements are made.

Auditions Chamber Ensemble will be announced in August 2021. For more information please email us.

Please come prepared to play the material for the Music Assessment for the full orchestra.

Winter Session 2021

Help us get ready to celebrate 25 years of amazing music produced by Magic Valley Youth Orchestra this Fall!


Click here to learn more!


There is no tuition for Winter 2021.

Registration is for communication only.

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 Session 2021



September 11 - November 6, 2021


Saturdays: 9:15am-11:30am

College of Southern Idaho

Fine Arts Building

Fall 2021 Concert

November 6, 2021, 3:00pm

CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

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Fall 2021 Tuition:

Tuition - $35 per session

Family rates - $35 for first 2 family members,

$20 for each additional family member.

Financial scholarships are available. No musician will be excluded due to financial need. 



All concerts are open to the public. Donations are accepted at the door.

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