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Membership in the Evergreen Philharmonic is by audition only. All Issaquah School District students who wish to be considered for the orchestra must audition and all returning members are required to re-audition every year.
Auditions are normally open twice a year, as follows:
Note that these deadlines are subject to modification, so always check the student calendar for deadlines.
The next general audition deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM.
(Or, in other words, always the first Friday in April.)
For Audition Materials, click here
For Submission instructions, click here
For Tips and Suggestions, click here
In the spring of odd-numbered years, both the All-State and All-Northwest honor groups meet. For such years, the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) uses the audition information specified by the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). You can audition for both groups, and for the Evergreen Philharmonic, using the same materials, although you must make a separate submission for each audition.
In the spring of even-numbered years, only the All-State honor groups meet, and WMEA itself specifies the audition information for these years. Again, you can use the same materials for your Evergreen Philharmonic audition. Note that, although you can record your own Evergreen Philharmonic audition, your All-State and All-Northwest auditions must be recorded by your music teacher.