Auditions

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If you are interested in participating in the Occidental Symphony Orchestra, read on for some important information about auditions.

We have orchestra auditions for both the fall and spring semesters. Everyone is required to reaudition in the fall even if you have previously participated in the orchestra. Auditions for the 2022 fall semester Orchestra will be on Sunday, August 28 from 1pm-5pm in Bird Studio, located on the east side of the Booth Hall courtyard. Instrument lockers will be assigned on Monday 8/29 from 11-1 pm to those who are registered for Musc 130 (orchestra).

For bass players or violists who need an Oxy instrument please make an appointment to see Chris Kim on Thursday 8/25.

Audition Information
Date/time: Sunday, August 28, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Bird Studio

REQUIRED Orchestra Audition form: https://forms.gle/WnZ9iddGt2rc7yqs8

NOTE: In the past, lesson scholarship auditions would be separate than regular orchestra auditions.  This year they will happen TOGETHER. You will complete ONE audition and if you are interested in a lesson scholarship, this audition will serve as your lesson scholarship audition. 

 

 

Audition material

 

  • Provide two contrasting excerpts from solo repertoire (can be from 1 piece). Etudes work as well!
  • Prove a 3-octave scale of your choice (2-octave for wind/brass).

While we can have a variable number of strings, we usually have space for 2 of each woodwind instrument, 4 horns, 3 trumpets and trombones, and 1 tuba. When we play bigger pieces – which happens often – other players can join, and this is always very exciting for everybody.

 

We are especially looking for the following instrumentalists:

oboe, bass clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, and all string players.

 

We welcome all Oxy community members, including staff, faculty, and students. We also welcome alumni and members from the surrounding community.

 

As always, please reach out if you have any questions.  

 

Chris Kim,

Choi Family Director of Instrumental Music

ckim2@oxy.edu