Fall 2013 Audition Information
Current as of June 11, 2013
All members both new and returning members must re-audition
for the orchestra in the fall.
As of now we will have the following openings in both
In Chamber Orchestra
violin - 16 spots
viola - 5 spots
cello - 5 spots
bass - 2 spots
In Symphony Orchestra
flute - 3
oboe - 2
clarinet - 3
bassoon - 2
horn - 5
trumpet - 3
trombone - 3
tuba - 1
percussion - 3
violin - 32
viola - 12
cello - 12
bass - 8
piano - 1
harp - 1
Auditions for Fall semester will be held on
all auditions will take place in B21 of Lincoln Hall unless
Tuesday, August 27
11:00 - 12:00 pm Basses with Jordan
1:00 - 4:30 pm Violas with Natalie Bradnt
5:30 - 7:30 pm Flutes with Liz
7:30 - 8:30 pm Horns with Ilze
Wednesday, August 28
12:00 - 4:00 pm Cellos with John
4:00 - 5:00 pm Trumpets with Natalie
6:00 - 8:00 pm Percussion in B20 of
Lincoln Hall with Mike Compitello
8:00 - 9:30 pm Double reeds with Emily
Thursday, August 29
1:00 - 5:00 pm Violins with Ariana Kim
6:30 - 8:00 pm Clarinets with Lenora
8:00 - 10:00 pm Low Brass with Kai Johnson
Friday, August 30
1:00 - 5:00 pm Violins with Ariana Kim
5:00 - 6:00 pm Keyboards with Lauren
Sunday, September 1
10:00 am Results posted
online 10:00 am
2:00 - 3:30 pm Welcome session in Arts
Quad in front of Lincoln Hall
(rain location B20 of Lincoln Hall)
Please complete an audition form to be assigned an audition
Please prepare two contrasting excerpts of your choice from
the solo repertoire.
Please prepare a prepared orchestral excerpt from
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 for your instrument. You
can choose any passage that you find challenging.
Pdf's are available at imslp (LINK) (Find your
For the Fall 2013 semester, all members are required to
- Sign up for your audition time slot using the audition
- In the audition form, indicate a preference for an
ensemble. Although the slot is not guaranteed, the
student's preference will be given much consideration.
- Thoroughly prepare your audition repertoire.
- Here are the links to the prepared excerpts;
- Be sure to warm up before the audition. Practice rooms
on the basement floor of Lincoln Hall will be available
during the entire audition period.
- Please Note: Due to the large number of violins
auditioning, the audition format for violins will be as
follows. Each person will have 5 minutes; 5 violinists
will be scheduled every half hour for a total of 90 slots
over the two days. All violinists must audition on
Thursday or Friday!
During the Audition
- Be on time for the appointment. If you are late, you
will have a shortened audition.
- Each audition will last 10 minutes (except for violins,
see note in "Before Auditioning"
- Prepare 6 to 7 minutes of music to play at the audition.
Contrasting excerpts from solo or orchestra literature are
recommended: for example, a fast and technically demanding
excerpt accompanied with a slow and lyrical excerpt.
- You will also be asked to prepare an excerpt from the
standard orchestral repertoire and also to play a
three-octave scale of your choice. Transposing
instrumentalists may be asked to demonstrate faculty with
- Hint: prepared excerpt will include
passages from the 2012-2013 repertoire (subject to
change). Download the PDF's here: (these will be available
on July 1).
After the Audition
- Results will be posted online at 10 am on Sunday,
September 1, 2013.
- There will be a meet and greet for old and new members
in the Arts Quad in front of Lincoln Hall on Sunday,
September 1, 2012 from 2-330 pm. (rain location is B20 of
- All musicians accepted for membership are expected to
attend the organization's first rehearsal, as announced on
the posted lists. Be sure to check all
of the acceptance lists carefully, as you may not be
placed in your first-choice ensemble.
- All orchestra members must be available for all
rehearsals and concerts. Please check the schedule of
rehearsals and concert dates posted online.
To sign-up, request an audition time by completing the
audition form below.
The most up-to-date orchestra roster can be found on the members page,
which is also updated to reflect the results of auditions.
Audition results for the Fall 2013 semester will be posted
after 10 AM on Sunday, September 1, 2013
All auditioning musicians must complete the audition form
online (see bottom of this page) prior to coming to the
audition. It is not necessary to print out an audition form.