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Looking to join?

Membership in this community orchestra is open to all capable adults. Auditions are held in September or as needed.

We currently have openings for all strings, especially violas and cellos.

What we do

Promoting appreciation of classical symphonic music for audiences and playing musicians.

String audition requirements:

– A 3-octave scale (if possible)
– 3-4min of the 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), 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

Winds: 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

Oboe Audition Excerpts

English Horn Audition Excerpts