WVU Symphony Orchestra Audition Information
Auditions will be held during the first week of classes. Strings, both new and returning students who did not audition last spring, will audition Wednesday August 15 from 6:00-9:00pm.
Note: All Woodwind and Brass will audition on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14. 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 appropriate sign-up sheet by 8:00pm Monday, August 13. Please note: you are not signing up for a specific audition time. Your audition time will be assigned by the Director of Orchestral Activities and posted by 7pm Tuesday evening 8/14. If there is a problem with your assigned audition time, please contact Dr. Arnold. Adjustments will be made if possible.
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 Thursday 12pm 8/16.
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.
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.
Thursday August 16 at 4pm.