Join the Menomonee Falls Symphony

If you have a passion to play great classical an pops music, the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra (MFSO) welcomes your interest.   Membership in this community orchestra is open to all capable adults.  We hold auditions for all applicants to insure quality, to help us place you within the orchestra and for us both to determine if you are a good match with the MFSO.


We currently have openings for all strings.  Substitute openings are available for other instruments.

String audition requirements:

  • A 3-octave scale.
  • 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 lists below.

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

Wind Instrument 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 lists.

Link to Oboe Audition Excerpts

Link to English Horn Audition Excerpts

Get your Application Started

Complete the application below and within one week, one of our team members will contact you to discuss joining the orchestra and to schedule an audition.