Join our Orchestra

The Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra welcomes passionate amateur musicians looking to join our community either as a regular or substitute performer.  Our goal is to bring great music to our area, to enhance education on symphonic music and to offer an opportunity to play in a community of supportive musicians.

For regular player, we typically rehearse Monday evenings at the Hamilton High School in Sussex, WI.  Other rehearsal dates are specified with player information for each concert cycle.

Openings

We currently have openings for all strings and as substitutes in other sections.

String audition requirements:

  • A 3-octave scale.
  • A 3-4 minute performance (exposition) of a classical or later concerto or a short piece that best demonstrates your technical/musical abilities.
  • Choice of excerpt from our list.

Violin excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (Violin I),  n fourth movement, bars 5–90
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (Violin I), first movement, bars 101–155
  • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream, bars 17-99
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (Violin I), first movement, bars 1–66

Viola excerpts:

  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1, second movement, bars 50–62; fourth movement, bars 289–300
    Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, first movement, bars 292–316

Cello excerpts:

  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2, second movement, beginning–A and C–downbeat of bar 55
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, second movement, bars 1–10, 49–59, and 98–106

Bass excerpts:

  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35, first movement, bars 13–48 and 59–66
  • Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger, bar 158–end
  • Oboe & English Horn Audition Requirements
  • A 2 octave scale
  • 2-3min of the exposition of a baroque or classical concerto or short piece that best demonstrates your abilities
  • At least two excerpts from our list

 

Start the Process Below

To connect up with us and schedule and audition, please complete the form below.  Look for a response within seven days from a principal or the personnel manager.  We look forward to hearing from you.