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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

(FAQs)

If you don't see an answer to your question below kindly email us at academy@sso.org.my

or Whatsapp us at +60 14-974 6885

1. How many concerts does SSYO perform in a year?

Answer: SSYO performs 2 to 3 concerts a year. In addition, we also perform in outreach events. In the past, we had performed at the dementia and orphanage center, Chiristmas concert at shopping malls and fundraising events for the NGOs. 

2. Is there a closing date for the application?

Answer: Currently there is no closing date for our application as we take new players all year round. However, applicants who submit the application near our concert will only be considered for enrolment when our next concert cycle starts.

 

3. Who will listen to my audition videos?

Answer: The audition panel, which consists of SSYO conductors and coaches who will listen the audition videos.

 

4. I am a violin player, how do I know I shall audition for violin I or violin II?

Answer: Please check out our audition pieces listed on our website and consult with your violin teacher prior to applying, as your violin teacher will have the best idea of which section (violin I or violin II) will be the most appropriate for you and your level.

 

5. Do I need to come for a live audition? Or do I only submit videos?

Answer: You will not be required to come for a live audition. All applicants only submit audition videos.

 

6. Audition video format

Answer: You may record your audition pieces in one single video or separate videos. No editing (cuts, cropping, etc.) is permitted for the audition video.

 

7. How do I submit the audition video?

Answer: All applicants have the choice to submit the audition video from ONE of the following:

 

1) For large video files, we recommend WeTransfer at www.wetransfer.com. WeTransfer is the simplest and free way to share large files up to 2GB. In WeTransfer you submit the uploaded video files and email to us at academy@sso.org.my.

 

2) upload in Google Drive and email to us to at academy@sso.org.my

 

3) You may also send audition videos to us via Whatsapp at +6014-974-6885

8. How will I know my audition result?

Answer: You shall receive your audition result in about two days after the submission of your video.

 

9. Can I have feedback on my audition?

Answer: Unfortunately we do not provide any audition feedback for the applicants, their parents or teachers. 

 

10. What if I do not get into the orchestra I am applying to? 

Answer: The act of auditioning is an accomplishment and we hope that you enjoy and learn something from the experience. We want to stay in touch with you throughout the year, so you should expect to receive invitations to attend our concerts, workshops, music camp, and other events which may benefit you.

11. Can parents sit in the weekly rehearsals?
Answer: We regret to inform you that no parents are allowed to sit in all rehearsals including our weekly rehearsals and concert rehearsals.

12. I don't have an instrumental teacher and I am not taking weekly lessons, can I still join your orchestra but will practice on my own?
Answer: It is mandatory that all SSYO members must have a private instrumental teacher so that he/she can keep up with the playing skills

13. What do I need to bring to the weekly rehearsals?
Answer: All members will need to bring the following to our weekly rehearsal: 1) your instrument, 2) print and bring sheet music in music folder,  and 3) pencil with eraser. Music stand
s will be provided to our members.

14. Is your weekly rehearsal compulsory? What if in some weeks I can't make it?
Answer: Weekly rehearsal is compulsory for all members. Members may apply for leave in the event of an illness or unavoidable conflict. Due to group class participation, there is no replacement lesson given from any absence.

15. What is the time commitment for joining your orchestra?
Answer: An orchestra is a team that needs every member to pull his/her weight and we require our members to join our orchestras with enthusiasm and commitment. To accomplish this, all members must be committed to attend our weekly rehearsals, activities, and to perform in all our concerts. 

 

16. What if I join the orchestra and later find that I do not enjoy the experience?
Answer: P
layer who pass the audition will be invited to come for 1 trial rehearsal with our orchestra. Player will only pay the Term fee + RM60 the non-refundable application & assessment fee if he/she decides to continue with orchestra after the trial. There is no refund if withdraw from the orchestra after paying the fee.

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