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WVU Symphony Orchestra Audition Information

Audition Schedule

Auditions will be held during before classes begin.  Strings, both new and returning students who did not audition last spring, will audition Monday August 19 from 6:00-9:00pm and Tuesday August 20 from 6-7:15pm.

 

Note: All Woodwind and Brass will audition for all ensembles on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20.  For information about WW and Brass auditions please go to the Ensemble Auditions page.  

 

String Audition Sign-ups

Sign-up sheets for string auditions will be posted on the bulletin board behind the ‘north’ doors of 2070 by late July. Write your name on the sign-up sheet by noon , Monday August 19.

 

Auditions

String auditions will be in Dr. Arnold’s office, Room 2118. You should arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time and enter as soon as your predecessor leaves. Pick up an audition form outside 2118, fill it out, and bring it in to your audition. Auditions will consist of your short solo piece as well as orchestral excerpts listed. Auditions will last three-five minutes. Results and seatings will be posted by Wednesday 12pm 8/21.

 

Audition Music

By following the link below you will find the title and portion of the required solo work followed by the required orchestral excerpt(s). You are responsible for obtaining the music for your required solo on your own. You should print out the excerpt(s) and bring your own copy to the audition.

 

String Audition Music


IMPORTANT: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PREPARE YOUR MUSIC AT OR CLOSE TO CORRECT TEMPOS. LISTENING TO RECORDINGS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND EXPECTED. YOUR FAMILIARITY WITH THE EXCERPT’S PROPER RANGE OF TEMPOS AND MANNER OF EXECUTION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR AUDITION.

 

First Rehearsal

Wednesday August 21 at 7pm.