Audition Information

Auditions in the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra are open to all members of the William & Mary community. All prospective and returning members must audition for a place in the ensemble.

Fall 2024 Auditions will be held in the Music Building at the following times: (*Please note that morning auditions are held in the Concert Hall, while afternoon auditions are held in Room 116.)

Wednesday, August 28 – Concert Hall, 9am-11:50am; Room 116, 2:00pm-6pm
Thursday, August 29 – Concert Hall, 9am-12pm; Room 116, 1pm-6pm
Friday, August 30 – Concert Hall, 9am-12pm; Room 116, 1pm-6pm
Saturday, August 31 – Concert Hall, 9am-12pm; Room 116, 1pm-6pm

Click here to sign up for a time slot!

Enter your full name, email, and instrument in line with your desired time slot.
Please do not edit anyone else’s entry!

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

  • A solo work for your instrument, not to exceed 5 minutes (ex. sonata, concerto, etude, etc.).
  • Orchestral excerpts (posted as PDFs below) for your instrument.

Auditions for auxiliary instruments are welcome but not required, unless new members would like to demonstrate special proficiency (ex. piccolo, english horn, bass clarinet, E clar., contrabassoon, etc.).

Please contact Dr. Grandis at with any questions you may have regarding the audition process. 

Excerpts from Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178

Excerpts may also be found in this folder. Percussion players may audition with a piece of their choosing.




Reference Recordings

I. Adagio – Allegro molto: Video

II. Largo : Video

III. Scherzo – Molto vivace: Video

IV. Allegro con fuoco: Video