Adam Bodony
Artistic Director

Janette Brown
Executive Director

Susan Kitterman
Founder and Artistic Director Emerita

Audition Requirements

Auditions should be submitted via Acceptd. Memorization is NOT required. Auditions should be played without accompaniment. Read more about each orchestra here.

Violins

Concert Orchestra: D Major, Bb Major, & 1 of your choice (2 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Philharmonic Orchestra: A Major, C Major, Eb Major & 1 of your choice (2-3 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Symphony Orchestra: A Major, C Major, Eb Major & 1 of your choice (3 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Violas

Concert Orchestra: D Major, F Major, & 1 of your choice (2 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Philharmonic Orchestra: D Major, F Major, A Major & 1 of your choice (2-3 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Symphony Orchestra: D Major, F Major, A Major & 1 of your choice (3 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Cellos

Concert Orchestra: D Major, F Major, & 1 of your choice (2 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Philharmonic Orchestra: D Major, F Major, A Major & 1 of your choice (2-3 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Symphony Orchestra: D Major, F Major, A Major & 1 of your choice (3 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Basses

Concert Orchestra: D Major, F Major, & 1 of your choice (1-2 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Philharmonic Orchestra: G Major, E Major, F Major & 1 of your choice (2 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Symphony Orchestra: G Major, E Major, F Major & 1 of your choice (3 octaves); Etude of choice (2 min max); Solo of choice (3 min max)

Woodwind and Brass Instruments

Philharmonic Orchestra: Chromatic scale and 1 scale of your choice, (2 octaves is a goal, not a requirement. Play to the extent of your range for chromatic scale); 2 shorter contrasting etudes (or excerpts from etudes) that showcase both the technical/articulation strengths and lyrical/expressive qualities. These excerpts can be taken from solo literature. (4 min max total for etudes); Solo of your choice (3 min max)

Symphony Orchestra: Chromatic scale and 1 scale of your choice, (2+ for each. Play to the extent of your range for chromatic scale); 2 shorter contrasting etudes (or excerpts from etudes) that showcase both the technical/articulation strengths and lyrical/expressive qualities. These excerpts can be taken from solo literature. (4 min max total for etudes); Solo of your choice (3 min max)

Harps

Symphony Orchestra: Scales and arpeggios as extensive as possible; Solo of your choice (3 min max)

Percussion Instruments

Symphony Orchestra: 1 Etudes/excerpts of etudes on 2 of these instruments: snare, timpani, or a mallet instrument; 1 Etudes/excerpts of etudes of 2 of the following instruments: tambourine, triangle, or crash cymbals; Solo of your choice (3 min max)

**If necessary we can arrange an in-person audition at our office downtown. We can provide timpani, xylophone, snare, triangle, and crash cymbals only. Please contact Janette Brown before July 15 to schedule in-person auditions.

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