If you wish to be considered for the Symphony Orchestra you will need to go through the audition process. Auditions are required for acceptance into all of the large instrumental ensembles. A faculty committee conducts these auditions near the beginning of each quarter.
The Symphony requires three rehearsals per week for winds and percussion students on Mon. 2:00 - 3:15 pm and Wed. & Fri. from 2:00 - 4:00, plus one hour of sectionals.
If you would like to audition for the Symphony Orchestra, please download and practice the PDF excerpts posted on your performance area's audition page found under the "Large Ensemble" heading. Each student is responsible for tempo, musicality, and style for each excerpt. It is strongly recommended that each auditioning student find and listen to recordings of the excerpts if possible.
If no specific excerpts are posted for your instrument or you just couldn't get the audition material in advance, you may choose sections from a solo or an etude as your audition material. It would be appropriate to perform a section that shows your technique and a slow section that displays phrasing, tone quality and musical expression. We suggest only that you choose carefully so as to present what you do well, not what you have yet to learn.
Large Ensemble audition times will are posted on the Audition Schedule Page.
Course #: MUS 277 (fresh., soph.), MUS 477 (jr., sr), MUS 577 (Graduate)
Winds & Percussion Meets: M 2:00-3:15 PM and W, F 2:00-4:00 PM
Strings meet as above plus Th 3:15 - 4:45 PM
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