Music Contact Info

Director of Music:
Dr. Bradley Kent

Department Email:
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-471-5908

State Champions

Orchestra Sight-Reading Criteria

Sight-Reading Selection Levels and Conference Assignment

Level Conference
I 1C    
II 2C 1B 1A/2A
III 3C 2B 3A
IV   3B 4A
V     5A
VI     6A

Non-varsity orchestras will read two levels below their conference.

Exception: 1C-1B-1A/2A non-varsity will read one level below their conference.

Level I - Conference 1C

Key

Concert D, G Major.

No key change.

Meter:

Maximum of two meter changes.

Rhythm:

Basic Patterns:

Length:

Maximum of two (2) minutes (single movement piece or one movement of a two movement piece).

Level II - Conference 2C - 1B - 1A/2A

Same criteria as Level I - Conference 1C EXCEPT:

Key

Concert D, G Major (and C Major for full orchestra).

No key change.

Length

Maximum of three (3) minutes (single movement piece or both movements of a two movement piece).

Level III - Conference 3C - 2B - 3A

Key

Concert D, G, C Major (and F Major for full orchestra) / b, a, e minor

Maximum of two (2) keys changes.

Meter

Maximum of two (2) meter changes.

Rhythm

Basic Patterns

Length

Maximum of three (3) minutes (can be multi-movement).

Level IV - Conference 3B - 4A

Same criteria as Level III - Conference 3C EXCEPT:

Rhythm

Basic Patterns

Length

Maximum of four (4) minutes (can be multi-movement).

Level V - Conference 5A

Key

Concert D, G, F, C Major / b, e, d, a minor.

Maximum of three (3) key changes.

Meter

Maximum of three (3) meter changes.

Rhythm

Basic Patterns

Length

Maximum of five (5) minutes (can be multi-movement).

Level VI - Conference 6A

Key

Concert D, G, F, C, Bb Major / b, e, d, a, g minor.

Maximum of three (3) key changes.

Meter

Maximum of three (3) meter changes.

Rhythm

Basic Patterns

Length

Maximum of five (5) minutes (can be multi-movement).

UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE
1701 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722
Tel: (512) 471-5883 | Fax: (512) 471-5908