TCM Spring 2021 Auditions/Chair Tests


Hello Inland Valley!

This year for the first time ever TCM will be opening up it's orchestras to the surrounding community! This means a student will not be required to be a private student at TCM in order to take part in one of its three orchestras; Junior Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and Youth Symphony. Any string student may now take part in our amazing concerts and prepare to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2023. Below are the audition requirements. 


Auditions will consist of students submitting a PDF registration form as well as a YouTube video link to a video of themselves auditioning instead of live in-person auditions. Please follow the Audition registration steps listed and be sure to submit your audition video by the deadline (Friday, January 15th, Midnight).

Current TCM Orchestra Students

Students who have already auditioned for and been accepted into a TCM orchestra who plan on staying in the orchestra they have been accepted into will not be required to re-audition. Instead this audition for them will be considered a chair test to determine section and seating.

Current TCM Studio Lesson Students

TCM students who take private lessons from the TCM studio and are currently in Junior Orchestra or Youth Orchestra who would like to audition for the next level of orchestra may do with the following requirements:


Students in Junior Orchestra auditioning for Youth Orchestra must have already passed off books 1 and 2 of the Suzuki books by the day auditions are due.

Students in  Youth Orchestra auditioning for Youth Symphony must have already passed off Suzuki books 1 thru 4 by the day auditions are due. 

Non-TCM  Students

It is recommended that teachers outside of TCM who are auditioning their students review the required audition materials with their students to help them determine their expertise level. Students auditioning for Youth Orchestra must be at a Suzuki book 3 level or above. Students auditioning for Youth Symphony must be at a Suzuki book 5 level or above. In the end all students will be placed in an orchestra that fits their level of playing.