Symphony Auditions

Overview

Symphony Audition Information
General auditions for new and returning members

Auditions will take place in Room 1144 (“Strings”), at the Ann E. Pitzer Center. Fill out, print and bring this Application form to your audition, which you must schedule in advance.

Audition dates and times:

Check the next available audition times. Be sure to choose the first option in the list, “Symphony Auditions.” (Percussionists only should use the corresponding option.)

Rehearsals

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10–9:40 pm in Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center.

Call time for rehearsals is 6:55 pm. 

First Spring quarter rehearsal is Thursday, September 27, 2018
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts [Call-time is 6:55 pm]

Requirements and Music excerpts

All applicants should prepare a solo piece that demonstrates fast and slow playing (it can be two different pieces or sections from the same work).

Applicants interested in holding a principal position should also prepare to perform at least three orchestral excerpts chosen from the selections below. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to perform these excerpts but only those interested in holding a principal position are required to do so. Parts are free and available for download here:

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

All applicants must print, complete, and bring this Application Form (PDF) to their scheduled audition.

Schedule an Audition

You may sign up for an audition online. For further information, contact Professor Christian Baldini via csbaldini@ucdavis.edu.

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