Orchestra auditions


Current openings

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Violin
1st & 2nd section
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Cello
section
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Double bass
Principal and section
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Contrabassoon

Your instrument not listed?  Open auditions are for all interested instruments, not just those currently listed.

You’re always welcome in our chamber groups.
You can also fill out this form, and we will reach out to you when there’s an opening.

Audition info

Open audition dates:

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – 7-9 pm
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 7-9 pm

Schedule your audition by contacting Wojciech at musicdirector@summervilleorchestra.org

The audition will take place at:

St. Paul’s Church main sanctuary
316 W. Carolina Ave, Summerville SC

7-minute slot per person
Please arrive with enough time to warm-up prior to your audition
Stands will be provided
No need to dress up – just be comfortable in whatever you are playing!

Audition requirements

Please prepare a solo and all listed excerpts for your instrument.

Violin

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SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any Baroque/Classical concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Viola

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SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any Baroque/Classical concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Cello

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SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any Baroque/Classical concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

String Bass

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SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any Baroque/Classical concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Flute

SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any Baroque/Classical concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Oboe

SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any Baroque/Classical concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Clarinet

SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any Baroque/Classical concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Bassoon

SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any Baroque/Classical concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Contrabassoon

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SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any Baroque/Classical concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Horn

SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Trumpet

SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Trombone

SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

EXCERPTS

Sheet music and guides

  • Dvorak, Symphony No. 8, mvt. 1, 4 after N – end of mvt.
  • Berlioz, Hungarian March, 1 m. before Reh. 4 – end

Tuba

SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Auxillary

Piccolo, Eb clarinet, English horn, etc.

SOLO

  • Exposition of the 1st movement of any concerto, OR
  • a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

EXCERPTS

None required

Percussion

SOLO

a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

EXCERPTS

Please pick any ONE orchestral excerpt for your instrument

Harp

SOLO

a solo of your choice that demonstrates your playing ability (no longer than 2-3 minutes)

Questions?

Please reach out to Wojciech at musicdirector@summervilleorchestra.org.

Violin, cello, and string bass icons created by Valter Bispo from the Noun Project. Tuba icon created by Pham Thi Dieu Linh from the Noun Project.