Florida 2021 All State Orchestra 11-12th Grade Violin Tutorials

The Official Audition Requirements, dates, locations, and other information can be found at the Florida Orchestra Association website

The video tutorials and materials are provided as guidance on how to practice and one example of what each etude and excerpt should sound like. The bowings and fingerings are our suggestions-you will not be judged for following them. And lastly, it's always best to follow the advice of your teacher, and use these as a supplement or to consider other alternatives.

1) Scales

2) Sightreading

3) Etude - Kreutzer No. 37


Download the Bowings and Fingerings for Kreutzer 37:

4) Excerpt - Brahms 4, Mvt. 4

Download the Bowings and Fingerings for this excerpt:


Yevgeni Mravinsky: St. Petersburg Philharmonic, 2006 Quarter note = 104, Quarter note =76 after [C]

Sir Simon Rattle: Berlin Philharmonic, 2009 Quarter note = 92-95 consistently

Günther Herbig: Berlin Symphony Orchestra, 1982 Quarter note = 88-90

MIDI Practice Tracks:

*These were created using MIDI with the first violin part removed. I intensely dislike the midi orchestral instrument sounds, so I changed all the instruments to the piano patch. Caution: the first chord is rather loud.

Quarter Note = 70

Quarter Note = 80

Quarter Note = 90

Quarter Note = 100

Smart Metronome:

This is a drum track that specializes in exaggerating subdivisions. But don't get the wrong impression, it's also a lot of fun. There's a two bar count in, and then you rock and roll.

Quarter Note = 70

Quarter Note = 80

Quarter Note = 90

Quarter Note = 100

For additional help on preparing excerpts for auditions, please visit OrchestraExcerpts.com

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