Frequently Asked Questions
When are the auditions being held?
There may be a few auditions held for open positions in our orchestras through the summer months.
Are there warm-up rooms once I arrive at the audition site?
Yes, we will provide you with a place to warm up.
When should I arrive?
Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your audition time to locate the warm up room, tune, and warm up. Make sure you allow yourself extra travel time and look out for any possible weather or traffic delays.
Are family and friends allowed in the audition room?
No, only the orchestra member who is auditioning is allowed in the audition room. Family and friends must wait in the warm-up or holding room.
Should I memorize the music?
If you would like to memorize your solos, you are more than welcome to do so, however, memorization is not required.
Does my solo need to be accompanied?
No, all solos will be performed without accompaniment.
How long is the audition?
An average audition is 5 to 8 minutes, though younger players may audition for a shorter time at the discretion of the audition panel. During your audition, you may be stopped by the panel and asked to go to another solo or excerpt. This is common and does not reflect upon your performance.
What should I wear?
Wear nice clothes in which you are comfortable to perform. This is the first impression you will make on those who evaluate you. It is also a good idea to practice in the clothes you plan to wear for the audition at least once. Think about things that could detract from your technique and tone quality such as long earrings and bracelets.
When will I find out if I have been accepted?
Our orchestra manager or executive director will email you in a timely manner.
When and where are rehearsals held?
All orchestra rehearsals are held at Regular rehearsals take place in the evening hours during various weekdays depending on the ensemble. Please check our website for specific rehearsal days and times.
Who do I contact with other questions?
Executive Director : firstname.lastname@example.org