Audition Information

Membership in the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra is open by audition to all members of the William & Mary community. All new and returning members are required to audition.

 

Auditions will be held in Ewell Hall (Room 207)  on the following dates and times:

 

Wednesday, September 1, Room 207, 9am-12pm, 1:00pm-6pm
Thursday, September 2, Room 207, 9am-12:30pm, 3:30pm-6pm
Friday, September 3, Room 207, 9am-12pm, 1:00pm-6pm
Saturday, September 4, Room 207, 9am-12pm, 1:00-6pm

 

 

Click here to sign up!

(Please write your full name, email, and instrument under your desired date and timeslot. Do not edit anyone else’s entry!)

 


 

Each audition will last no more than 15 minutes and consists of:

 

  • A selection of a solo work for your instrument (sonata, concerto, etude, etc.) which should not exceed 5 minutes.
  • Orchestral excerpts for your instrument, posted as PDFs.
  • No need to bring auxiliary instruments (piccolo, english horn, bass clarinet, Eb clar., contrabassoon, etc.) unless new members desire to show special proficiency.
  • Please Note: If multiple parts are included on your instrument’s audition PDF, please only prepare the first part for new members. Returning members wishing to remain on their previous parts may prepare those excepts.

 

Please contact Dr. Grandis at dfgrandis@wm.edu for any questions regarding the audition procedure. 


Excerpts

 

Excerpts from Dvořák Symphony 8

 

 

Violin I:

Violin II:

Viola:

Cello:

Bass:

Flute:

Oboe:

Clarinet:

Bassoon:

Horn:

Trumpet:

Trombone

Tuba

Percussion

Candidates are asked to bring some material of their choice

Timpani

Candidates are asked to bring some material of their choice

Harp

Candidates are asked to bring some material of their choice


Reference Recordings

Dvořák Symphony 8: